TesserIce - demo video by Clea T. Waite

Climate change is a defining issue of our time. How can we comprehend the recession of a glacier that progresses over three generations or the slowing of an oceanic current? Ice cores drilled from glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica provide a view 800,000 years back into the history of Earth's climate.

TesserIce is a four-dimensional, VR mediascape that allows one to enter the space-time of glacial ice. It is a hyper-documentary poem examining the effects of climate change on polar ice from within 4D space. 

The participant enters a crystalline tesseract composed of different scales, forms, sounds, and speeds of ice. Their movements propel them through the hyper dimensions of this tesseract as it unfolds in unchartered vistas,  juxtapositions, and timeframes - the 4D space-time of Earth’s polar ice. TesserIce ​​​​​​​ brings the human into the space-time of glaciers, creating an embodied experience of the time, scale, causes, and effects of climate change.
TesserIce - Image Max Orozco
TesserIce - Image Max Orozco
TesserIce - Image Jared Christopher Kelley
TesserIce - Image Jared Christopher Kelley
TesserIce - Image Jared Christopher Kelley
TesserIce - Image Jared Christopher Kelley
TesserIce - Image Jared Christopher Kelley
TesserIce - Image Jared Christopher Kelley
TesserIce - Image Jared Christopher Kelley
TesserIce - Image Jared Christopher Kelley
Ice-Time - Photo Angelika von Chamier
Ice-Time - Photo Angelika von Chamier
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