Modern-day studies often drive people into narrow areas of study that can lead to highly specialised knowledge. But there was a time when the interaction of art and science was considered vital for people to be able to make the most important connections regarding our understanding of the world – Da Vinci is of course the classic example.
Local scriptwriter Dominique Klein has been invited on an expeditionary residency to sail the Arctic Circle, alongside twenty-nine other artists, activist, scientist, and educators. Sailing to the Arctic Circle is one way that is being explored to bring these different disciplines and people together.
The purpose is to bridge the gap between art and science through fieldwork and acknowledge the creativity inherent in this living system. To experience its beauty, recognise its crisis as the glaciers continue to melt, and give this experience creative form.
The residency is a worldwide partnership organised by Farm Inc. It has been especially designed for creative producers with an ecological focus.
As a scriptwriter Dominique’s work shows how ecological and social justice cannot be separated.
‘This opportunity to participate is unquantifiable,’ she says. ‘This experience will be reflected in my current work, a screenplay titled Burning Rivers.’
As an educator, albeit not in the traditional sense, who has a special interest in dyslexia and students with differing learning abilities, Dominique plans to share this experience in 2020, via three interconnecting workshops.
‘These workshops will last six weeks and the creative expression will focus on Art, Science, and Activism in a globally changing environment.’
Get on board and support Dominique in this once-in-a lifetime opportunity by visiting her Pozible crowdfunding site.