Shapes of time

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This series of long exposure images was created during an artist in residency on board the Netherlands Scientific Expedition Edgeøya Spitsbergen (SEES), an initiative by the Arctic Centre of Groningen University and the Willem Barentz Polar institute.
For more information and a list of exhibits, please scroll down.

Composers Mark Haanstra (bass) & Oene van Geel (viola) created an album inspired by this project. They liked the name so much, they decided to keep it: Shapes of time. They invited Raphael Vanoli as a guest musician. His wind blowing electric guitar technique is a wonderful addition to the musical interpretation of the arctic by Haanstra & van Geel.

Mark Haanstra Oene van Geel Udo Prinsen

Artist Temo Gonzalez Moreno created soundscapes to the images below. Both images were taken

Dutch media reported on the expedition. Mostly in dutch, some links below are in english:
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Temo Gonzalez Moreno produced a solarsoundscape, based on one image and inspiration from the project, check this link.

EXHIBITS

2017
Group exhibit Evo-Lumen, Evoluon, Eindhoven.
Group exhibit Art Traverse, Bilthoven

2016
Exhibit City hall of Utrecht

2015
In Science Film Festival, Nijmegen.
Royal Academy of the Arts, Amsterdam
The international year of the light
NWO Arctic conference

More on Shapes of Time
Art by Nature Magazine
International Year Of the Light

The images were created during an artist in residency on board the Netherlands Scientific Expedition Edgeøya Spitsbergen, an initiative by the Arctic Centre of Groningen University and the Willem Barentz Polar institute.

Dutch media reported on the expedition. Mostly in dutch, some links below are in english
NOS ••• RADIO••• NEWS••• BLOGS ••• WEBSITES

read Udo’s personal expedition log book –>

EXHIBITS

2018
Solo exhibit, Koppelkerk, Bredevoort

2017
Group exhibit Evo-Lumen, Evoluon, Eindhoven.
Group exhibit Art Traverse, Bilthoven

2016
Exhibit City hall of Utrecht

2015
In Science Film Festival, Nijmegen.
Royal Academy of the Arts, Amsterdam
The international year of the light
NWO Arctic conference

More on Shapes of Time
Art by Nature Magazine
International Year Of the Light

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Supporters of the SEES expedition
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My gratitude goes toward these inspiring people:
Tarja Trygg
Hanne van Baarle
Danny Kalkhoven