- Misha de Ridder
In the extraordinary light of the
subarctic Norwegian north, getting close to
the earth's very heart, is where Misha de
Ridder made photographs and films. At this
latitude, only sparse vegetation grows on the
dark, craggy mountains. A sojourn in this
landscape transforms the earth into a tactile
planet: palpable, tangible. De Ridder
investigates the expressive qualities of this
polar landscape and light, but his work also
addresses climatic and ecological extremes.
The rugged landscape, the cold and the
darkness - or conversely, the lack thereof -
leave you dependent on your own resources.
Native Publications, USA 2012