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Bending Horizons // Mt. Everest Expedition 2015

The first of a series of research-expeditions redefining expeditionary art from Sea, to Summit, to Space 2015-2017.
Official website: http://www.bendinghorizons.com

Mt. Everest Expedition: Kickstarter Campaign

1st Artist to make art-on-location & 12th Australian Woman to Summit Mt. Everest

Mission
Inspire an interdisciplinary view of human exploration with extreme art adventures.

Aims
Create site-specific artistic responses on route to the Everest summit, logging data and recording the explorers-view of the expedition with a 360degree HD camera.

Timeline
Arriving in Kathmandu by 2 April 2015, summit and return safety by 3 June 2015.

Route
Sagarmāthā South Col Route as taken by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay through the Khumbu Icefall and Western Cwm, up the Lhotse Face and past the South Col and Hillary Step to the summit of Mount Everest and return.

Climbing Team
Dr. Sarah Jane Pellis supported by five-time Everest summiteer Satyabrata Dam in a private expedition with Sherpa Nim Dorjee and Sherpa Mingma to the summit. A small party will join them from Kathmandu to Everest Base Camp.

A Board of Advisors has also been invited to keep Sarah accountable to her goals.

To the Summit of Mt. Everest

Bending Horizons Poster

The mission called Bending Horizons is one step in a broader campaign from sea, to summit, to space 2015-2017 to engage and inspire an interdisciplinary perspective to human exploration and performance.

NASA Astronaut & Everest Summiteer Scott Parazynski notes "The vacuum of space is not that dissimilar from high on Everest". Underwater and zero G flights are also space analogue training environments for EVA (extra-vehicular activity or spacewalk).

Step by step, the pair plan to design and undertake a creative form of civilian space prequalification by 2017 through a series of extreme art adventures.

http://www.bendinghorizons.com

Unique Contributions

Art: Novel systems for communication and media during human exploration.

Body:Insights into the human experience of extreme performance at altitude.

Technology:Post-production hybrid interactive documentary, exhibition and eBook.