The gentle rumbling of a doomed glacier
The gentle rumbling of a doomed glacier. Metal arches form irregular tunnel for visitors to explore. While walking through Iceberg, visitors set off an enveloping symphony of light and sound that varies with the pace of their transit. Trickling water indicates that the human presence is transforming Arctic nature into a fragile landscape. A thought-provoking but playful piece about climate change.
Iceberg is an immersive interactive installation that follows the life cycle of an iceberg. The metal arches emit sound and light, varying with the presence and behaviour of people, thanks to motion sensors concealed inside the structure.
Unique soundscapes accompany the iceberg's slow progress to temperate waters. Sampled in the far north, the natural sounds triggered by human activity under the arche grow richer and more harmonious as visitors progress through the work. As the iceberg gets nearer to inhabited shores, music emerges. Human activity transforms the piece's original form until a climax is reached. Warmed by human presence, Iceberg grows reddish and we hear it collapse on itself.