Sonic Ice Sculpture

Sonic Ice Sculpture (2018) ice, copper wire, transducer speakers. 124 x 35 x 35 cm, duration: ~48hrs

Field recordings created on the frozen marshy landscape in Stole, Germany are amplified through a body of ice as it melts. The sculpture is presented months later back at the location where the recordings were made, linking the spring countryside back to its previous states of being. The sounds of the ice are slowed to mirror the landscape’s long natural history, including cycles of  frost and thaw which have continued and evolved over millennia. Sounds from the sculpture can be heard using the SoundCloud link below:

 

Tags: 2018