World Without Ice Installation


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  • Host Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Date: 03/26/2014 - 03/28/2014
  • Time: 12:00PM

  • Location: Duderstadt Center, Video Studio, UM North Campus

  • Description:

    Exhibit Hours: 12:00 to 7:30 PM daily

    World Without Ice - An Installation by Henry Pollack, Professor Emeritus, Michael Gould, and Stephen Rush
    Michael Gould, Stephen Rush - sculptors and composers
    Henry Pollack, Geophysicist and Photographer

    Consisting of hung domes of ice - amplified with contact microphones, as well as accompanied by landscapes of the Arctic and  Antarctic photographed by Henry Pollack. Pollack was a contributing author to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 4th Assessment Report. This is an “installation/performance” piece that helps the audience experience Global Warming through sight/sound/temperature.  The ice drips, and is “audiated” and Gould/Rush perform their score to the dripping - on hand percussion, crotales, piano, retro-synths and what-have-you.  The result is beautiful, painful, filled with sorrow (for the planet) and joy (the music and visuals are beautiful- even “pretty”).  It is an immersive piece in the Duderstadt Video Studio.  

    This performance is a prelude to our ArtPrize entry for the Fall of 2014 in Grand Rapids and is inspired by Pollack's prize-winning book, A World Without Ice.

    Free - no tickets required