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Louie Palu — Artist Talk
February 22 at 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Distant Early Warning, a multi-year project (2015–2018) by Canadian/American photojournalist Louie Palu, provides a look at the evolving militarization in the North American Arctic driven by invented narratives and imagined threats. Now, decades after the end of the Cold War, debates have emerged over more efficient shipping routes, opportunities for resource extraction and the future of the Arctic related to climate change. Along with the six other Arctic nations (Finland, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden), the United States and Canada are maneuvering to assert and defend their claims over the territory. Consequently, some Indigenous communities in the region are slowly coming face to face with increased geo-political activity and tourism. This exhibition examines operations of power and bears witness to a culture of fear and hyper-preparedness as we brace for an unknown future.
Please join this free event online via Webex (registration required).
Image: The Fox-Main Long Range Radar Site 30 part of the North Warning System built to detect possible attacks over the North Pole, Hall Beach, Nunavut, Canada. Photo by © Louie Palu. Strictly for use related to the Distant Early Warning exhibition at UMBC. No other use is permitted.