Rhone

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Rhone
2021
@ Gil Delindro
@ Gil Delindro
@ Gil Delindro

Presented at the WRO Media Art biennale this project is the result of a 3-month winter expedition to Rhone, the biggest Glacier of the Alps in the last Ice Age. Today, Rhone is one of the most affected glaciers by global warming, expected to disappear within the next decades.

Several audio recordings were conducted inside the glacier´s Ice tunnels, with special attention to low frequencies and infrasound. Infrasound corresponds to a range of frequencies below human hearing capacity, produced by the daily calving movements of the Ice.

To give physical form to these (otherwise) imperceptible low frequencies, the end result is a kinetic installation that uses stones, gravel, and dust to represent vibration as a direct response to infrasound. Although these low frequencies cannot be sonically perceived by humans, they generate acoustic energy, constantly moving the gravel around them in a performative and ephemeral sound sculpture.

This work was realised within the framework of the European Media Art Platforms (EMAP) programme at WRO Art Center (PL) with support of the Creative Europe Culture Programme of the European Union.

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