|24 Feb 2023||14:30 – 16:30||Seminar Room 1, Darwin College, Newnham Terrace, Cambridge CB3 9EU|
In this session, we will consider together specific practices of engaging with icy landscapes, from science, art, and poetry. How does sensing/drawing/writing a glacier create and participate in imaginaries of ice, its movements and possible meanings? How do vision, sound and language interact and interfere in the construction of place? What approaches may be shared among different practitioners, and where do these practices diverge?
We will invite contributions from radioglaciologist Nanna Karlson and artist Charles Stankievech, and then open the discussion to the group.
Optional background readings:
Griffiths, Tom. “Introduction: Listening to Antarctica.” In Antarctica, edited by Bernadette Hince, Rupert Summerson, and Arnan Wiesel, 1–14. Music, Sounds and Cultural Connections. ANU Press, 2015. https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt169wd6t.4.
- Stankievech, C. Magnetic Norths. Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery. Concordia University, Montreal: 2010. http://www.stankievech.net/dwn/STANKIEVECH_MagneticNorthsCatalogue-2010.pdf
Ritts, Max. ‘Listening to Ice’ Sensate, https://sensatejournal.com/listening-on-ice/