Red Knot is a modern exploration of love, isolation, and the inescapable vastness of the natural world. Peter (Vincent Kartheiser, “Mad Men”) and Chloe (Olivia Thirlby, Juno), are a young married couple who jump at the chance to satisfy their wanderlust by taking a belated honeymoon aboard a research vessel bound for Antarctica. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Southern Ocean and the jagged coast of Antarctica, this modern exploration of love, isolation, and betrayal examines the poles within us and the ambivalence of love. Red Knot Journey, takes you behind the scenes: journal entries, cinematic portraits, photographic works, music and collected writing – snapshots of our journey to Antarctica.
This curious world we inhabit…is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used.
“In the Antarctic Circle, summer has begun. It is now light twenty-four hours a day. The sun disappears only briefly near midnight leaving a prolonged, magnificent twilight. Ice showers lend a fairy tale atmosphere to the scene. Millions of delicate crystals, thin and needle-like, descend in sparkling beauty through the twilight air.”
- Shackleton’s Diaries, 1914