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  -  Anthropocene   -  Elegy For A Glacier Recognized By Rannsóknasetrið á Hornafirði – Hornafjörður, Iceland

I am excited to share that my Elegy For A Glacier video was kindly recognized and shared by Dr.Þorvarður Árnason and Rannsóknasetrið á Hornafirði (Research center of the University of Iceland in Hornafjörður).  I have been fortunate to have connected with Dr. Árnason last year after taking my first trip to Iceland in September of 2022.  Since that trip, my interest in the geology and glaciers of Iceland has become the forefront of my artistic interest and inspiration.  Since connecting,  we have spoken several times about collaboration on a sci/art project and I am currently working on formulating the details of an idea I will be presenting to him for collaboration in the 2024 summer/fall season, and apply for funding through various grant opportunities.

Elegy For A Glacier was created using images I had taken during my time in Iceland and reflections upon the humbling earth and human shaping magnitude of these incredible beings, as well as acknowledging their fragility at the hands of human beings.  I created the video during a two week stint of Covid-19 as a means of keeping my creative juices flowing – however, the video is simply the catalyst for a larger project that I am working on putting together that will serve for more intimate accounts of fragile landscapes and the people that are closely entangled with them.  I hope that this project can shed light and share with the world the kinship we have with the more-than-human entities, materials and places – and how we are all interconnected regardless of how far we may reside from ecosystems that are at risk of being destroyed by our behaviors.  I aim to highlight both the science and humanity in an artistic way – to bridge the gaps between the hard facts of science and the emotions of human connection to place.

Please click the image below to watch Elegy For A Glacier:

As a collaborator with the more-than-human, her work attempts to transmute their material experiences through archive + art. She is interested in exploring and opening spaces for speculative communications between more-than-human agents + humans as a means of presenting alternative perspectives to anthropocentric histories + imagined futures.