Making Of A Glacier’s Requiem By Julia Calfee
Making Of A Glacier’s Requiem By Julia Calfee
A Glacier’s Requiem - With 12” Vinyl Record
A Glacier’s Requiem - With 12” Vinyl Record
Melting Glaciers Sing Their Dying Songs
Melting Glaciers Sing Their Dying Songs
Exhibition ''Inside The Chelsea hotel'
Exhibition ''Inside The Chelsea hotel'
Inside: The Chelsea Hotel Photographed by Julia Calfee
Inside: The Chelsea Hotel Photographed by Julia Calfee
  • Making Of A Glacier’s Requiem By Julia Calfee

    Multimedia artist Julia Calfee dedicated months living underneath the Länta glacier, Switzerland, at 2,100 meters above sea level in rudimentary conditions to understand and preserve as an archive the images and sounds of the melting glaciers which she could touch as they disappeared before her eyes. The result of these months of work was over 300 audio recordings and thousands of black and white photographs. The final selection of images transcends the subject to portray, in an abstract manner, the elements of this constantly changing nature. Equally powerful are her audio recordings which she edited, sequenced, and presents in the form of a vinyl record. A Glacier’s Requiem, exquisitely designed and presented, is both a visual and audio monument to the ice giants of this world. Her previously published books include Inside: The Chelsea Hotel (2008), Spirits and Ghosts (2003) and Photogeneses/Têtes (1995). A Glacier's Requiem Art Book with 12'' Vinyl Record is published by Kehrer Verlag.

    A Glacier’s Requiem - With 12” Vinyl Record

    Multimedia artist Julia Calfee dedicated months living underneath the Länta glacier, Switzerland, at 2,100 meters above sea level in rudimentary conditions to understand and preserve as an archive the images and sounds of the melting glaciers which she could touch as they disappeared before her eyes. The result of these months of work was over 300 audio recordings and thousands of black and white photographs. The final selection of images transcends the subject to portray, in an abstract manner, the elements of this constantly changing nature.

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    Die Multimedia-Künstlerin Julia Calfee lebte monatelang unter einfachsten Bedingungen auf 2.100 Metern ü. M. am Fuß des schweizerischen Länta-Gletschers – sie wollte die Bilder und Töne der schmelzenden Gletscher verstehen und archivieren, die unter ihren Händen und vor ihren Augen verschwanden. Das Ergebnis dieser mehrmonatigen Arbeit waren mehr als 300 Tonaufnahmen und Tausende von Schwarz-Weiß-Fotos. Calfees letztendliche Bildauswahl transzendiert das Thema: Sie porträtiert auf abstrakte Weise die Bestandteile dieser sich stets wandelnden Natur. Ebenso kraftvoll sind ihre Tonaufnahmen, die sie editiert und neu aneinandergereiht in Form einer Vinyl-Schallplatte präsentiert.

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    Melting Glaciers Sing Their Dying Songs

    Respected American photographer, Julia Calfee, has spent a few months near a glacier in southeastern Switzerland to record the sound of melting ice, as part of her latest multimedia project on global warming. (SF/swissinfo)

    Exhibition ''Inside The Chelsea hotel'

    This video creation has been produced in collaboration with Julia Calfee for her exhibition ''Inside The Chelsea hotel'' in DOX, Prague. (4. 12. 2009 - 15. 3. 2010) at the same time than the Chelsea Hotel: Ghosts of Bohemia / Harry Smith, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, Michel Auder, Jonas Mekas (4. 12. 2009 - 29. 3. 2010)

    Video Creation: Kristof Slussareff (Fr)

    Photos and Text: Julia Calfee

    Inside: The Chelsea Hotel Photographed by Julia Calfee

    "People are always asking me what it's like to live in the Chelsea

    Hotel. Not always easy. There are times I felt like a fly caught in

    a spider's web, at risk of being eaten alive if I made the wrong

    move..."

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