Watching these scenes, the viewer constantly moves back and forth between two worlds, searching for the unifying link between them. The central question seems to be “Why present these two stories together?” Some of the comparisons can be made readily, especially the parallels in regard to the sensory experience each video conveys. There’s a coldness to the sterile medical equipment, and, of course, a coldness and sterility to the icy geography of the Arctic. There’s beauty and vitality in the hummingbird, and also, rather more surprisingly, in the colorful vials in the laboratory freezer, and to a greater extent, to the vibrant organisms that the scientist views through his microscope. Perhaps Biggs is suggesting that there’s as much humanity and life in a medical research facility as there is in a remote snowy landscape.