Thursday, September 25, 2008

Today, Martha Sets Out on Scientific Expedition with over 40 other artists across Greenland's Glaciers!

From September 25th through October 6th, Martha hops aboard Grigory
Mikheev, a scientific research vessel that will explore the west coast of
Greenland through a program called Cape Farewell. She and 40 other
artists, researchers, scientists, filmmakers, engineers, comedians,
architects, journalists will cross The Jakobshavn Glacier, one of
Greenland’s largest glaciers that is melting fast—at an alarming rate of
20 million tons of ice every day. Martha joined the 2008 journey from
Kangerlussuaq to Disko Bay to raise awareness for climate change taking
place not only in the arctic but all over the globe.

Follow Martha and the team on their journey through live feeds at

Daily blogs, photographs and video - will be posted on the website as the journey unfolds. All blogs, images and videos will be available via RSS feeds.

Friends joining Martha on her journey include Musicians Laurie Anderson,
Vanessa Carlton, Jarvis Cocker, Feist, Robyn Hitchcock, Ryuichi Sakamoto,
KT Tunstall, Luke Bullen, Beatboxer Shlomo, Composer Jonathan Dove,
Comedian Marcus Brigstocke, Theatre Makers Mojisola Adebayo, Suzan-Lori
Parks, Artists Kathy Barber, David Buckland, Sophie Calle, Jude Kelly,
Michèle Noach, Tracey Rowledge, Julian Stair, Chris Wainwright, Architects
Francesca Galeazzi, Sunand Prasad, Poet Lemn Sissay, Photographer Nathan
Gallagher BBC presenter Quentin Cooper, Senior Lecturer (Open University),
Joe Smith, Activist David Noble, Film Director Peter Gilbert,
Oceanographers Simon Boxall, Emily Venables and Geoscientist Carol

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