S1E7 | Ice

S1E7 | Ice

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Co-Hosted by Jennifer Gutman and Lutz Koepnick

“If one looks at a glacier long enough,” the Icelandic author Halldor Laxness once wrote, “words cease to have any meaning on this earth.” In this episode of Art of Interference, we put Laxness’s observation to the test. We meet Montreal-based artist Jessica Houston and climate scientist Bruno Tremblay to discuss Letter to the Future, a 1,000-year project collaborating with the ice in Antarctica to invite reflections about our planet’s past, present, and future. We speak about the project’s ambitions, the pleasures and challenges of working in the arctic, and what art—and words—can do to address the perils of climate change today.

Please visit Jessica Houston’s website for information about her work.

For more on Houston’s Letter to the Future project, please follow this link.

Please click here for more about Bruno Tremblay, Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at McGill University

Also mentioned in this episode:

Kim Stanley Robinson, New York 2140 (2017)

Guido van der Werve, Nummer 9: The Day I Didn’t Turn With the World (2007)

Caspar David Friedrich, The Sea of Ice (1824)

Robert Flaherty, Nanook of the North (1922)

Carlo Rovelli, theoretical physicist

Rosi Braidotti, posthuman philosopher

John Cage, As Slow as Possible (2001-2640)

Andri Snaer Magnason, On Time and Water(2021)

Katie Paterson: Future Library & Vatnajokull (the sound of)