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image of reprinted Ice Station Zebra movie poster

F.I.N.E. Art: Emily Newman

F.I.N.E. Artist Residency Event

February 18, 2017


February 18 - May 28, 2017

This project entertains, informs and engages children across geographical, political and historical borders in creative play on the topic of the Cold War.

It consists of three theatrical sets:

  • the three-chambered U.S. Submarine 509 in the Museum's Theater
  • a reconstructed ice station in Kirkenes, Norway
  • the relocated ice station at the Nikel Art Center in Russia

All three sites will be connected via an original spy gadget, the ZebraCom, which will come online in mid-March 2017.  With maximum potential for sneaking, lurking, surprising and chatting, the project flips the conventional logic that spying is bad, and shows that spying can be fun, friendly and intelligent.

The film Ice Station Zebra (1968) featured Cold War spies on and under the ice cap searching for a crashed satellite capsule full of secrets and trading intelligence.

 Emily has been working on Ice Station Zebra since 2014 and this is one of the many milestones of its journey. Her process has been captured on her Facebook page.

The F.I.N.E. Art Residency is supported by the Fine Foundation.