Barents Spektakel 2015

Arctic Takeaway

The slogan for Barents Spektakel 2015 is Arctic Take Awayand reflects upon different ways of viewing the Arctic. Mining industry, oil and gas, food export, drilling, digging and rock blasting – it’s become a part of our history. Is the Arctic a perpetual source for outsiders to dig in? For how long? On the other hand, the Arctic has traditions for transporting, taking out and bringing back, moving, travelling — borderlessness. Until the early 1800s this area was a borderless zone. The people living here moved freely, bringing their culture and traditions with them, taking out what was needed, giving back whatever they had.