Instead of making an artwork about the bigger picture, which I normally do, I made a site-specific artwork dealing with a specific event for the "Witte Slagerij" (an old butcher shop). The event symbolizes the economical fight for “the Arctic” in the search of oil. Fighting for the preservation of the Arctic would make a lot more sense and be more meaningful.
A drilling platform made up of laboratory equipment was placed on a slab of ice. For several weeks the artwork was exhibited with blocks of ice representing the "Arctic". When the ice melted the artwork got its title "Memory of the Arctic", a prophecy that could come true. Time- lapse photography of the artwork has the same title "Memory of the Arctic".
Water mixes with the oil. The steel has influence on the ice by creating "needles" because it conducts the cold.