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In September 2016, we spent ten days on the Aletsch Glacier in Switzerland as part of an @matzaproduction residency. On site we made a series of sensitive surveys, allowing us to apprehend phenomena such as katabatic winds, glacier movements, or the release of gases trapped in the ice and released by its accelerated melting.

This sound piece is an extract of a recording made with hydrophones in the glacier tongue. It presents a new reading of the melting ice, over a short time.

As architects, we see in these readings a possibility to go beyond a reading of a site via the spectrum of the visible and the instantaneous, to engage a reflection on the dynamics of scales, the long time or the complexity of the terrestrial phenomena in play.

Installation to be discovered within the framework of @la_placette’s exhibition at @etatdeslieux.lausanne

Link to the article.