The Cinema at Jubany Scientific Base of Argentina in Antarctica is a core partner of Streaming Museum. It was among the museum’s launch locations on January 29, 2008, when locations on 7 continents simultaneously exhibited Good Morning Mr. Orwell by Nam June Paik.

Streaming Museum activities in Antarctica are directed by Artist Andrea Juan, a founding partner of Streaming Museum and Head of Cultural Projects for National Antarctic Affairs of Argentina – an international artists’ residency program.

The British Antarctic Survey’s Rothera Scientific Station was the location for the production of a music video of the band Nunatak, comprised of Rothera scientists and staff. The band was included in Streaming Museum’s exhibition Artists and Innovators for the Environment which toured internationally in 2008-9.

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A poster at the Jubany Cinema announced Streaming Museum’s launch on January 29, 2008 simultaneously on 7 continents. Among the exhibition sponsors were NRDC National Resources Defense CouncilDirección Nacional del Antártico, the governing body of Argentina’s Antarctic activities; Antar Programma Antarctico Argentino, SK Telecom, Korea; FJC – a Foundation of Philanthropic Funds; ONSSI On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc.

In April 2005 the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) opened the first cinema in the Antarctic, at the Jubany Scientific Base, chosen because scientific and technical personnel from several countries work there on a permanent basis. The cinema has 53 seats, a small reception area, bathroom and dressing room.

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Jubany Scientific Base of Argentina in the Antarctic is located at 62°14′S, 58°40′W, first settled in 1953 in the 25 de Mayo island among the South Shetland Islands. Max. population of 60 people. It is near other bases from Uruguay, Chile, Korea, Russia, China and Poland, and next to a colony of more than 16000 penguins and 650 sea lions. The Station was erected in 1982, and has an average winter population of 20 people. The base counts 15 buildings, 2 laboratories and a Cinema (since April 2005). In order to reach it, it is necessary to fly from Ushuaia to Base Marambio and then navigate for a few days.

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Image above from photographic series of Streaming Museum in Antarctica, by Marcelo Mammana .

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Artist Andrea Juan, founding partner of Streaming Museum, has created performances and video installations in Antarctica since 2004 based on scientific investigations related to climate change. This work has been supported with a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, among several other awards. Juan is Head of Cultural Projects for the National Antarctic Affairs of Argentine Chancellery and Professor of Visual Art at National University of Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires.  andreajuan.net

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British Antarctic Survey Research is conducted at five Antarctic stations: Rothera, Halley and Signy on the continent proper, while King Edward Point and Bird Island are in the sub-Antarctic region of South Georgia. All operations and science programmes are executed and managed from our UK offices in Cambridge.

Rothera Point is located on Adelaide Island and lies approximately 1860km south of the Falkland Islands and 1630km south east of Punta Arenas in Chile. The island is 140km long and heavily glaciated with mountains of up to 2565m height. The station is built on a promontory of rock at the southern extremity of the Wormald Ice Piedmont.

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Nunatak is the British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Rothera Research Station’s house band. The five person indie rock band is part of a science team investigating climate change and evolutionary biology on the Antarctic Peninsula. The band performed live in the Live Earth global concert in 2007.
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