Arctic Ocean

Photographer Karin Alfredsson has a flair for untouched nature; be it primeval
forests in Jämtland or, as in this work, the fascinating, endless expanse of water and
ice at the North Pole.
Searching for evidence of climate change, the icebreaker Oden pushes itself up
through the water and ice. Karin Alfredsson, who joined the ship as a research
assistant, documents the vessel’s almost invisible forward movement with her
camera. It roars, it creaks, the ice floes split, all while the seemingly infinite nature
changes its light. It is beautiful. It is sad.
Karin Alfredsson’s work The North Pole Project addresses our smallness in the face
of the power of nature. The big in the small and an opportunity to reflect on our
Twenty minutes long, The North Pole Project is accompanied by a congenial
soundtrack by composer Sebastian Öberg, previously of the band Fleshquartet.

  • karin elisabeth alfredsson
  • karin elisabeth alfredsson
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Trento Film Festival
  • National Swedish Television
Director - karin elisabeth alfredsson