The elasticity of time [souvenirs]

Icelandic glacier recording, King Billy pine cone, proximity sensor, speaker, raspberry pi, rammed earth, metal and concrete

Listen to the siren of an Icelandic glacier melting, a mutable element, transitioning form after several thousand years back to a liquid state. The sound emanates from within a listening horn crafted from Athrotaxis selaginoides or King Billy pine, a slow growing species found in the high altitudes of Tasmania.  The weather atlas that trees hold within their growth patterns are diaries, in some cases spanning centuries. This work reaches back through deep time and draws focus on the use, and transformation of materials that both pre-date the contested era of the Anthropocene.

Open Category

by Selena de Carvalho HIGHLY COMMENDED