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Jan Kabatoff: Ice Flows and Sound Retreats

Jan Kabatoff recording in the field.

Jan Kabatoff: Ice Flows and Sound Retreats           

@ Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History, Jan. 22 to March 27

 

Alberta artist Jan Kabatoff has a fascination with ice.

Not the household variety, but glacial ice, and more specifically its relationship to global warming.

Kabatoff has travelled to glaciers on seven continents from Argentina to Nunavut documenting and recording the movement and morphing of glacial ice.

The result, Ice Flows and Sound Retreats is a multi-media installation focusing on the ephemeral nature of ice.

According to Kabatoff, “science tells us that with a few exceptions, glaciers worldwide are receding at an alarming rate, due to their sensitivity to temperature fluctuations.

Like the canary in the gold mine, they are speaking the loudest about the effects of climate change.”

The exhibition will run from Jan. 22 to March 27 with an artist talk scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is located at 502 Vernon St. For information call 352-9813.