Cultural theorist, Astrida Neimanis’ theory of Hydrofeminism, positions water as an ever-shifting body that connects all beings and archives all histories. Unlike other bodies of water however, the permafrost wishes to remain still. Astrida Neimanis speaks with permafrost hydrologist, Nikita Tananaev to discuss the cultural, philosophical, and ecological implications of permafrost degradation as it disrupts ancient ecosystems suspended in the ice.
This podcast was first released by RW MACBA, before the UK sanctions of the Dissolving Earths program were lifted.
If you want to delve deeper into the permafrost, visit the full online programme Dissolving Earths HERE.