In 1959, the American army built a military base under the Greenland ice sheet as a place to deploy missiles. Because of global warming, the waste (nuclear waste, PCBs, etc.) left behind after the base was abandoned is about to resurface, threatening the Thule people’s ecosystem. Anastasia Mityukova’s installations (assemble of cyanotypes, collages, archives, aerial views, video) and her book present a break-down of the events and transgressions: colonial attitude, destruction, pollution, showing an inaccessible and invisible reality.
Anastasia Mityukova was born in 1992, she lives and works in Geneva (Switzerland). She studied photography at the École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) and graduated in 2018. The same year, she had her first solo show with the “Project Iceworm” at the Folkwang Museum in Essen. She was also finalist for the UNSEEN Dummy Award 2018, the Liège Photobook Festival 2018 and the 2018 Photoforum Pasquart Prize in Bienne. In 2019, she will present the “Project Iceworm” at the festival Circulations the European Young Photography Festival in Paris.