In Longyearbyen, Svalbard, there is a rule that you mustn’t leave the village unarmed, because of the many polar bears that live in the area. The border between civilized society and wilderness seems sharp. I was interested in if, and how this border could be sensed. I travelled to Svalbard twice, first in the autumn of 2014 just as the polar nights began, and secondly in spring 2015.

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First trip to where the village ends, 2014

 

Flight to Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Documentation, film still

 

Renting a signal gun, Sport Center, Longyearbyen, Svalbard 2014. Documentation, film still

 

Walk to where the village ends 2014. Documentation, film still

Walk to where the village ends, 2015.

Documentation, film stills