(excerpt) video, sound, 29 min, 2017. Two synchronized HD projections, dimensions variable.
This requiem for the Arctic unfolds as the dreamlike journey of a lost Polar explorer into an inner and outer world of ice. His life fading, the man hallucinates that he is becoming one of the glaciers, which he sees as “crystal beings.” The scientific gaze is transfigured into visionary wonder in this meditation on annihilation — both our individual demise and the destruction of the crystal beings.
Filmed on location in Svalbard and in the ice labs at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.