Crew

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    David Buckland

    Expedition Leader and Artist

    "What we've tried to do is gather together a real mix of people, all of whom will hopefully bring different things back from the voyage." David Buckland is a designer, artist and film-maker whose lens-based works have been exhibited in numerous galleries in London, Paris and New York. He created and now directs the Cape Farewell project.
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    Dr Valborg Byfield

    Oceanographer

    "It's so important as an oceanographer to see things in real life rather than just on paper." Val Byfield has a degree in educational psychology and a PhD in oceanography specializing in ocean colour and the monitoring of oil pollution. She has been at the University of Southampton since 1989.
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    Gary Hume

    Artist

    Gary Hume exhibited in the seminal 1988 Freeze exhibition curated by Damien Hirst. He was short-listed for the 1996 Turner Prize, and represented Britain in the 1998 Venice Biennale. He describes himself as the "beauty terrorist".
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    Gautier Deblonde

    Artist

    The internationally acclaimed freelance photographer Gautier Deblonde's work has published world wide in newspapers and magazines. His work was featured in the exhibition Artists at the National Portrait Gallery in 1999 and has worked with Lynne Ramsay on the film Morvern Callar.
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    Gretel Ehrlich

    Novelist, poet and anthropologist

    The American author Gretel Ehrlich has published many works of non-fiction, fiction and poetry. Including Solace of Open Spaces, This Cold Heaven and A Match to the Heart. She is currently writing a book about winter
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    Garry Doyland

    Geography Teacher, Camden School for Girls

    "I came on this voyage because I'd worked with the project leader David Buckland on writing about global warming issues." Garry Hume is a Geography teacher and Head of Year at a comprehensive school called Camden School for Girls in North London.
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    Max Eastley

    Sound Recordist/Musician

    "My challenge on this journey has been getting as many sounds on tape as I can. It's not easy as you might think, getting a machine to listen as a human might. It's very exciting and I'm overwhelmed by it all, to be honest." Max Eastley is an artist whose work combines kinetic sound sculpture and music into a unique art form.
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    Heather Ackroyd

    Artist

    Heather Ackroyd has collaborated extensively with artist Dan Harvey, often working with natural processes such as growing grass. Their art embraces site specific installation, sculpture, landscape design, photography and performance film.
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    Dan Harvey

    Artist

    Dan Harvey has collaborated extensively with artist Heather Ackroyd, often working with natural processes such as growing grass. Their art embraces site specific installation, sculpture, landscape design, photography and performance film.
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    Casper Henderson

    Writer/Journalist

    "You can see many of the issues that are affecting us in the world today in a place like Svalbard. What's going to happen to our climate? Where are we going to get our energy from? We have to answer those questions very carefully, or the consequences could be very grave." Casper Henderson is an editor at opendemocracy.net and has also been published in the New Scientist and the FT.
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    Sarah Fletcher

    Oceanographer

    "After reading about how the ocean works in textbooks at university it's wonderful to get out here and do the work for yourself." Sarah Fletcher has a BSc Hons degree in Physical Oceanography and joined the expedition as part of the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton science team.
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    David Hinton

    Film Director

    David Hinton's films Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor, and the Chinese documentary Children of the Revolution have both won Bafta awards. His many films for the South Bank show included the film Francis Bacon.
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    Colin Izod

    Director, Big Heart Media

    BAFTA-nominated producer and director Colin Izod heads up Big Heart Media - a company specializing in creating imaginative content for children and young adults across a range of media platforms.
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    Suba Subramaniam

    Bharata Natyam dancer, choreographer and science teacher

    "I hope that this trip makes me a bit more knowledgeable as a science teacher and that I can communicate the fragility of this environment to the people I meet." A biologist and science teacher, Suba Subramanium is also one of the foremost Bharat Natyam dancers in England.
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    Nick Edwards

    Artist

    The demand of time-based media is to represent change over time, and landscapes don't change very quickly. Nick Edwards' works often compress time, as well as extending it; building film sequences that render the landscape in depth, both in time and space.
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    Albert Bailey

    Sound Recordist, Big Heart Media

    Albert Bailey has twenty years experience in all genres of film-making. Recent productions include: Bloody Sunday (for which he won Best Sound at the 2003 Irish Film and Television Academy Awards), The Stephen Lawrence Story and Music Search for Big Heart Media.
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    Philip Chavannes

    Cameraman, Big Heart Media

    Philip Chavannes is a sought after director of photography for both drama and documentary. Drama work includes the BAFTA nominated short The Bouncer, while for Big Heart Media he has worked on the education series Rewind and 2020 Design A.
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    Carolyn Maze

    Director

    As Commercial Director for Open TV Content and Channel Carolyn Maze is responsible for interactive content licensing, distribution and business development. She is also a keen sailor working to achieve her yacht masters qualification.
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    Alexandra Lambert

    Cape Farewell Assistant Director

    Alexandra Lambert has a BA in History from McGill University and a degree in Industrial Design from the Ontario College of Art and Design. Since arriving in London in 2002, she has worked with Artangel on a number of projects, the RCA's Helen Hamlyn Research Centre as a rapporteur at the Inclusive Design Conference.
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    Media Crew

    Andy Symon, Camera Assistant
    Liam Izod, Runner