INHALE is a cultural platform where artists are presented, where great projects are given credit and readers find inspiration. Think about Inhale as if it were a map: we can help you discover which are the must-see events all over the world, what is happening now in the artistic and cultural world as well as guide you through the latest designers’ products. Inhale interconnects domains that you are interested in, so that you will know all the events, places, galleries, studios that are a must-see. We have a 360 degree overview on art and culture and a passion to share.

Tell us what you think:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR MESSAGE!
Share this site to:
Subscribe to Newsletter
Thank you! You are registered to our weekly newsletter.
Site Search
3 years, 10 months ago
OUT OF ICE: ELIZABETH OGILVIE
Filled under: Front Page, Visual arts
ADS CURATED BY INHALE
Related to post:
from
'Biography' presents a wide selection of works from Elmgreen & Dragset's complex universe, including sculpture, performance and interactive installations. Works from the late 1990s onwards will be shown together with recent projects, ...
Photo Anders Sune Berg
perrotin.com

Scottish environmental artist Elizabeth Ogilvie portrays the psychological, physical and poetic dimensions of ice and water in Out of Ice, a vast immersive installation specially created for the subterranean spaces of Ambika P3. Fusing art, architecture and science in an experiential installation comprising ice, water, video projections and film, Ogilvie’s dramatic large-scale work is a portal to the hidden extremes of our planet.

photo elizabethogilvie.com

photo elizabethogilvie.com

In the cool cavernous interior of Ambika P3, Out of Ice presents two expansive water pools into which sculptural ice forms slowly drip then eventually fall and break the still surfaces; huge panoramic real time video projections magnify the transitions from ice to water; luminous pieces of ice hang as if in mid-air; and a film projection of ice wall strata appears motionless with only an occasional snowflake drifting by.

photo elizabethogilvie.com

photo elizabethogilvie.com

Out of Ice is also Ogilvie’s homage to the indigenous people of the Far North. Four films made in collaboration with the Inuit of Northern Greenland reflect on their deep, sustaining relationship with ice and its significance in their cultural and intellectual identity.
Within the installation Ogilvie also explores the science of ice research in a film she has edited from footage shot by a NERC funded British Antarctic Survey expedition to Lake Ellsworth, an ancient sub-glacial lake. As well as harbouring strange and unknown forms of life, the very deep lake contains the potential to provide a history of climate change on Earth going back thousands of millennia.

photo elizabethogilvie.com

photo elizabethogilvie.com

Out of Ice is also a narrative about the life of ice; its behavioural and familiar qualities, its role as an agent of evolution and how it acts as a global barometer of temperature, economic and social change.

 photo elizabethogilvie.com

photo elizabethogilvie.com

 photo elizabethogilvie.com

photo elizabethogilvie.com

Ice Floes from Out of Ice on Vimeo.

via elizabethogilvie.com

Leave a Reply

Michael Craig-Martin at Gagosian

[contact-form-7 id="26" title="Contact form 1"]