For most of us it is "Terra Incognita", an unknown terrestrial - Antarctica. The white continent is bigger than Europe and home of many animals and plants. With the exibition "Antarctica" the Übersee-Museum opens a window to one of the last healthy eco-systems in the world.
Ten years after "The March of the Penguins", the Oscar-winning filmmaker Luc Jacquet returns to Antarctica. For the first time a team of artists has captured over 45 days with highest equipment and techniques the extraordinary terrestrial and underwater diversity of the white continent. The visitor is invited to dive side by side with Weddell seals and emperor penguins in Adelie Land into the depths of the Southern Ocean. He will discover the teeming life of deep water. Returning to the surface, he will step onto the ice. Surrounded by screens several meters high, he will be present at scenes of the daily life of colonies of penguins, lost in contemplation of the beauty of the ice, which stretches out as far the eye can see.
This exibition was curated by Luc Jacquet in ccoperation with the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, France. It is completed by current researches of the Alfred-Wegener-Institut and exponates of different museums.
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