This celebration is held each year on April 25 as the annual migration of these adorable flightless birds begins.
During one of the landings, at Petermann Island, Antarctica, a participant in the Antarctic Biennale, Alexander Sekatskii, an Associate Professor of St. Petersburg University, writer and philosopher, held the first-ever “Lecture to the Penguins.“ Sekatskii noted that though he was more accustomed to lecturing students, “the penguins were a grateful and keen audience too.” The lecture was dedicated to the idea of pure contemplation, without which human beings can’t find a common language with Nature and wildlife. Such a language, is the language of art.
The Antarctic Biennale incorporates artistic, scientific, and philosophical methodologies to address “shared spaces” such as Antarctica, the Ocean and the Cosmos.
Antarctica is a continent that encourages people to think about the future of humanity and culture, and provides an opportunity to create new ways of approaching and seeing life on our planet.
Music: Requiem for the Antarctic Coast
Created for the Antarctic Biennale
Composer: Lou Sheppard