Learning from Ice is comprised of a series of documentary films, field research, workshops with scientists, mountain communities, and students, as well as public forums and an artist residency.

In focusing on cryospheric environments in the Canadian Arctic, Svalbard Arctic Archipelago, and the Hindu Kush Himalayas, Learning from Ice aims to generate insights into the methods and practices that produce knowledge of environmental change and their attendant politics within cold climates. In doing so the project coalesces disparate – and oftentimes incommensurate – forms of knowledge across a wide range of spatial scales and contexts that, when taken together create a more complex understanding of our current ecological condition.

Artist-Researcher: Susan Schuppli

Cinematographer: Henry Bradley
Researcher: Faiza Ahmad Khan
Cold Cases Collaboration: Forensic Architecture 

Toronto Biennial of Art 2019-22, Toronto, Canada
MOMENTA Biennale de I’image
2021, Montréal, Canada
Bergen Kunsthall 2021 Bergen, Norway
British Council COP26 Creative Commission
Office for Contemporary Art Norway 2022, Oslo, Norway
Artica Svalbard 2022, Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2022-23, Kochi, India

Canada Council for the Arts
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Art USA
Social Science & Humanities Research Council Canada

Contact: Susan Schuppli

Susan Schuppli website