Ice, an immersive mixed-media and sound installation explores the silent formation of icicles. The slow yet dynamic process of fluid water becoming static ice is characteristically universal, beautiful and violent. The piece invites the viewer to experience the frozen moments of this process by committing their mind and body to the installation space. As the sound composition gradually evolves and the space changes texture, the piece heightens the viewer’s perception of a natural phenomena commonly observed but rarely experienced at an elemental level. ICE aims to bring to the forefront the haptic consciousness that shapes the way internal and external worlds collide within the human psyche. The project is the culmination of a two-year research project with Montreal-based composer Jimmie LeBlanc and Toronto-based scientist and professor Stephen W. Morris.
Collide. Subtle Technologies Festival + Continuum. The Theatre Centre. Toronto, Canada. 2015