Per Capita

Sila

8 May 2013, 12:00 - 20:00

  • 29 May 2013, 12:00 - 20:00
  • Melissa F Clarke [US]

“Sila” is a generative multimedia installation about Arctic ice and Greenlandic culture, evoking imagery of shape shifting, melting, falling ice, and climatic cycles. The Greenlandic ice sheet is the second largest ice body in the world. Today, many focus on the Arctic as related to climate change as well as to the region's politics over resources such as oil, minerals, and gas.  But there is also a human element to be considered and a culture embedded in this ice, water and terrain. “Sila” is divided into two areas: one documenting daily Greenlandic life through hundreds of small photographs of ice, hunters, youth, soccer games and family dinners; the second representing a mixture of water and oil dripping slowly into a suspended sculpture of glass and paper. Over the course of “Sila,” paper will disintegrate; pieces of glass will fall and break. The sculpture will change analogously to climatic cycles. Video and sound will go through cycles of audible textures and recognizable images into washes approaching nothingness. Ed Bear collaborated on the engineering and fabrication design of “Sila.” R. Luke DuBois consulted on building the video software's algorithm.

8 May 2013, 12:00 - 20:00

  • 29 May 2013, 12:00 - 20:00