In 2019 Alice Helps led our return as a collection to the Norwegian Arctic to create a series of projection and light based installations for the Elvelangs Melbu 2018 festival. The festival celebrates and prepares residents for the midnight sun of winter ahead.
On Hadseløya, a Norwegian island inside the Arctic circle, a series of oil drums stand on the bank of a stream, filled with water that had been winding its way downstream into Hadselfjord. Each contains a wax sculpture. With viewing goggles provided, visitors are invited to hold their breath and plunge their faces into the underwater world, for as long as their lungs will allow.
– Alice Helps