Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Sorry about the lame title.Let's just say it was necessary... Katie Paterson's " Langjökull, Snæfellsjökull, Solheimajökull" is one of those ideas I wish were my own. These 3 records are as the name supposes made from glacier ice,and are played until they've fully melted...

The artist's explains:
Sound recordings from three glaciers in Iceland, pressed into three records, cast, and frozen with the meltwater from each of these glaciers, and played on three turntables until they completely melt.

The records were played once and now exist as three dvds. The turntables begin playing together, and for the first ten minutes as the needles trace their way around, the sounds from each glacier merge in and out with the sounds the ice itself creates. The needle catches on the last loop, and the records play for nearly two hours, until completely melted

more of Katie Pateron's work here

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