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Photo: Decapitated or buried up to its neck?

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A rock decorated by Swedish artist Joakim Stampe keeps on eye on passerbys along the main pedestrian walkway in the center of Longyearbyen. Stampe is in Svalbard from June 14 to 22 as part of the Arctic Action live art festival, featuring five individual or group artists visiting intermittently and exhibiting largely improvised works at various locations. A presentation about such works is scheduled at 6 p.m. at Galleri Svalbard. Information about the project is at www.arcticaction.info. Photo by Mark Sabbatini / Icepeople.

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Mark Sabbatini

I'm a professional transient living on a tiny Norwegian island next door to the North Pole, where once a week (or thereabouts) I pollute our extreme and pristine environment with paper fishwrappers decorated with seemingly random letters that would cause a thousand monkeys with a thousand typewriters to die of humiliation. Such is the wisdom one acquires after more than 25 years in the world's second-least-respected occupation, much of it roaming the seven continents in search of jazz, unrecognizable street food and escorts I f****d with by insisting they give me the platonic tours of their cities promised in their ads. But it turns out this tiny group of islands known as Svalbard is my True Love and, generous contributions from you willing, I'll keep littering until they dig my body out when my climate-change-deformed apartment collapses or they exile my penniless ass because I'm not even worthy of washing your dirty dishes.
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