"Iceberg Cycle (Ice‑Time)" is a video painting that began as an inquiry into the deep time of our planet’s environment. Ice is the most visible yet inaccessible indicator of the short‑term effects of climate change. This document of our unique moment in glacial space‑time expresses the beauty, the rationality and the gravitas of ice. "Iceberg Cycle (Ice‑Time)" creates a singular cinematic portrait of ice, manifesting time and revealing the phenomenon of ice through contrasting physical scales and speeds of observation. As the geological and the geopolitical are increasingly joined in feedback cycles, glacial ice provides a four‑dimensional hyper‑view into time and space, an icy tesseract giving us an 800,000 years view backward into Earth’s climatological past and forwards towards the pending outcomes of current rising temperatures.
Filmed in Western Greenland, Antarctica, and in collaboration with scientists at CalTech, NYU, The University of Bristol, and the National Ice Core Laboratory, the "Ice‑Time" series is a poetic response to the accelerating changes we are currently observing in Earth's ecosystem – the anthropogenic impacts of climate change. "Iceberg Cycle (Ice‑Time)" was filmed during an expedition in the summer of 2016 to Western Greenland, the location of Jakobshavn Isbrae, the fastest moving glacier on Earth.