PROJECT NO // 7L - 1  // SVALBARD

 

PLACE //  SVALBARD // ARCTIC CIRCLE

TEAM // ULYANA HORODYSKYJ & BENJAMIN POTHIER

BRIEF //

AN EXPEDITION TO SVALBARD, PLANNED FOR OCTOBER // NOVEMBER 2018. PROPOSED THAT A TEAM LED BY THE VERY EXPERIENCED GUIDE DR. ULYANA HORODYSKYJ (A GLACIOLOGIST, EXPLORERS CLUB MEMBER, FULLBRIGHT FELLOW, AND ASTRONAUT CANDIDATE) AND RESEARCHER BENJAMIN POTHIER - 7L EXPEDITION & EXPLORATION DIRECTOR (RESEARCHER / ARTIST / EXPLORER / EXPLORERS CLUB FELLOW INTERNATIONAL) TRAVEL TO SVALBARD, ARCTIC CIRCLE FOR 10 DAYS WITH OTHER 7L SYSTEMS TEAM MEMBERS.

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PURPOSE // TO DOCUMENT GLACIAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES THAT ARE DIRECTLY OCCURRING BY AN INCREASE IN GLOBAL WARMING.

OUTERWEAR PROTECTION  // 7L ABRASION SYSTEM 

 

CINEMATOGRAPHICAL PROJECT //

REGARDING THE CINEMATOGRAPHICAL PROJECT, THE END RESULTS WILL CONSIST OF A HIGH-END DOCUMENTARY “PORTRAIT” OF DR. ULYANA HORODYSKYJ IN SVALBARD IN WHICH SHE WILL PRESENT HER RESEARCH RELATED TO CLIMATE CHANGE ON SITE IN THE ASTOUNDING AND EXTREME COLD ARCTIC ENVIRONMENT. AT THE SAME TIME, TESTING 7L SYSTEM’S EXTREME ARCTIC APPAREL DURING FILMING AND ARCTIC SURVIVAL TRAINING.THE FILMS WILL BE SHOT ON LOCATION IN LONGYEARBYEN, THE NORTHERNMOST CITY ON EARTH, AND IN TROMSO (NORWAY). DR HORODYSKYJ PORTRAIT WILL INCLUDE INTERVIEWS ABOUT HER WORK AND LARGER ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES SHOT ON UNIQUE LOCATIONS IN SVALBARD LIKE SURROUNDING GLACIERS AND OTHER SITES TYPICAL OF LONGYEARBYEN AND SVALBARD. 

PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECT //

A SELECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS PRODUCED DURING THE EXPEDITION BY MR. POTHIER AND MR. JAMIE LUNDY WILL BE CURATED TO BE EXHIBITED DURING A PRIVATE EVENT TO BE HELD AT THE EXPLORERS CLUB HEAD QUARTERS IN NEW YORK CITY IN 2019. MR POTHIER'S WORK HAS BEEN EXHIBITED WORLDWIDE, IN COLLABORATION WITH EMBASSIES, CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS, PRIVATE GALLERIES AND UNIVERSITIES.

 
 
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BENJAMIN POTHIER - 7L EXPEDITION & EXPLORATION DIRECTOR