Farthest North is a collaboration with Claudia O'Steen

inspired by S.A. Andreé's Balloon Expedition of 1897. An engineer and pioneer in aerial photography/aviation, S.A. Andreé and his companions Nils Strindberg and Knut Fraenkel attempted to fly to the north pole in a silk hydrogen balloon. Shortly after departing Virgohamna, a harbor in the archipelago of Svalbard, their navigational system failed. Their remains were found over 30 years later on Kvitoya. Their cameras contained film that presents a ghostly and mysterious picture of the three men's struggle to survive. 

  S.A. Andreé's  balloon, the Eagle, departing from Virgohamna in 1897.

S.A. Andreé's balloon, the Eagle, departing from Virgohamna in 1897.