The sound of ice

From Watershed Ways

During The School of Listening, a summer intensive organized with Candice Hopkins in the context of the aneducation program of documenta 14, each participant was asked to introduce themselves by sharing something to be listened to together. Candice offered a recording she’d made earlier in the year of glaciers meeting the waters around Tromsø, Norway—the sound of ancient air bubbles, held by the ice for millennia, emerging into a contemporary soundscape. Here, the shifting and cracking heard as the figure navigates a precarious path, reminds us that listening to ice is not only a transgenerational but also a relational act.

September 15, 2019

Curated by

Clare Butcher