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High Arctic by United Visual Artists (UVA)

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Art with a message -- that's what you'll discover at a sprawling new exhibit at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. Created by United Visual Artists and entitled High Arctic, the installation covers the entire gallery space and presents a world in the near distant future, where global warming has altered the Arctic landscape forever. The aftermath is conveyed through spoken word and music, light and shadows, and sculptural forms. Inspired by a trip that Matt Clark, the creative director of UVA, took to the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Matt saw firsthand the human impact on the region, and conceived this project as a reaction to it. The result is an immersive and interactive experience, conveying the fragility of the Arctic environment, as well as its beauty and scale. The exhibit is ongoing through January 2012. Video of the compelling project follows the jump.