video, sound, 29 min, 2017. Two synchronized HD projections, dimensions variable.
This requiem for the Arctic unfolds through the dreamlike journey of a lost Polar explorer into an inner and outer universe of ice. His vital functions declining, the man hallucinates that he is becoming one with the glaciers, which he calls “crystal beings.” The scientific gaze gives way to sheer wonder. A meditation on annihilation — both our individual demise and that of the crystal beings — Supersymmetry explores how climate change destroys not only a physical place, but also a psychic territory within us.
Filmed on location near the North Pole and in the ice labs at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.