Glaciers are deep-time containers of environmental time. Iceberg Cycle (Ice-Time) expands our perception of the relationship between the human and the glacial. Using a subversive treatment of speed, Iceberg Cycle (Ice-Time) conveys the expansion and contraction of glacial ice. It elicits the poetry contained within the specifics of frozen water. Eye-level with mammoth glaciers, the video-painting reveals time in the cryosphere – time that is dwindling. This video shows living ice from the Jakobshavn Glacier, the world’s fastest-flowing ice field.
Ice-Time 360° is an interactive/navigable 360°-cinema/VR recreation of the original Ice-Time installation mediascape. Ice-Time is an immersive, multi‑projection video and 3D sound installation that combines art, science, and technology. The artwork is a creative response to the accelerating changes we are observing in Earth's ecosystem. It examines polar ice as the most visible yet inaccessible indicator of climate change. The installation creates a singular portrait of ice, from vast glaciers to individual crystals, revealing deep time and the phenomenon of ice through contrasting physical scales and speeds of observation. In Ice-Time, six projections and a surround soundscape occupy a room-sized environment of translucent screens. Crystalline collages form as visitors move within the space. The hexagonal structures of ice molecules and 4D tesseract projections are formal elements in the visual design of the film and the installation. The 3D soundscape is composed of field recordings of live ice, creating an immersive audio environment that circulates like a solid fluid while the video imagery combines digital 4K video recorded in Greenland and Antarctica with data from our scientific collaborators. The artwork creates a poetic-scientific portrait of ice through time-lapse photography, micro-photography, satellite images, and contact audio recordings.