10 hours in the frozen Arctic

If you long to experience the frozen wilderness of the Arctic, but can't quite spirit the will to leave the cosy confines of your sofa, then you need this audio gem from Youtube. It contains 10 hours of glorious sub-zero ambience captured on an idling icebreaker. So pop on your headphones and enter a sonic paradise of frozen ocean, cracking ice and falling snow.

Isle of Dogs

The new trailer for cult director Wes Anderson's stop-motion animation film Isle of Dogs looks promising. When the corrupt mayor of Megasaki City exiles all canine pets to a vast rubbish dump called Trash Island, a boy called Atari sets off alone in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire city.

Whale Valley

Set on a remote farm in the Westfjords of Iceland, this short film by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson focuses on an event that marks a turning point in the lives of two brothers.

Whale Valley world premiered in the Official Competition of the 66th Cannes Film Festival 2013, where it received a Special Mention. Since then it has won over 50 international awards.

Contains scenes which some viewers may find upsetting.

Video: Inside the 57th Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale is the world's oldest periodical exhibition of contemporary art. The event is a bellweather for future trends, bringing together works by emerging and established artists from all around the globe. The Guardian carried an extensive review of this year's offerings, with Germany's Anne Imhof proclaimed the standout artist. In the video below you can sample a taste of the works on show and see how the city of islands is transformed by this renowned arts showcase.