Ice-Time: An immersive video and sound installation

November 9, 2017 - November 17, 2017, 6:00 pm

SCA Gallery

The USC Division of Media Arts and Practice invites you to the premiere of Ice-Time, an immersive video and sound installation created by PhD candidate Clea T. Waite. Sound design by Angelika von Chamier.

“Ice-Time” presents a singular cinematic portrait of ice – from vast glaciers to individual crystals, manifesting time and revealing the phenomenon of ice through contrasting physical scales and speeds of observation. The immersive cine-installation conveys the quintessence of ice and its intimations, eliciting the poetics contained within frozen water as revealed by current geological research.

Six large projections and a three-dimensional soundscape occupy a room-sized immersive environment of translucent screens, forming crystalline collages as visitors move within the space. The vivid, material presence of image, sound, data and time allows the visitor to enter into an embodied experience of frozen water. Filmed in Western Greenland, Antarctica, and in collaboration with scientists in their respective research laboratories, “Ice-Time” is a poetic response to the accelerating changes we are currently observing in Earth's ecosystem. “Ice-Time” documents this unique moment in glacial space-time while simultaneously expressing the beauty, rationality and gravitas of ice.

Free and open to all.

Opening Reception:
November 9, 2017, 6-9pm

Exhibition Hours:
Friday, November 10 to Friday, November 17, 2017
Monday – Friday 12-6pm
Weekends and Evenings by APPOINTMENT

SCA Gallery (Room 120)
Steven Spielberg Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts (map)
900 W 34th St, Los Angeles, CA 90089

This project was made possible by generous funding from:
The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative
The Graduate School
USC Division of Media Arts + Practice, USC School of Cinematic Arts
The Mary Pickford Foundation
The Gene Autry Foundation
The Cagney and Lacey Foundation

Contact Information

Name: Division of Media Arts + Practice
Phone: 213.740.5700