THE GLACIER AND THE ROCK
Performance / Live Event (projected photographic imagery, poetic script, books, natural objects). 2018
The Glacier and the Rock is part of a larger body of work Guide74 – a decade-long study of the Haute-Savoie. This live performance uses a format of projected imagery, spoken word and literary readings to take an audience on a poetic journey to the high features of Alpine France. Through a detailed survey into the structures and systems of Alpine glaciers in the Mont-Blanc massif, this work is an investigation into accelerated change, collapsing environments and the transportation of material.
Excerpt from narrated script:
Flows over bedrock | Deflated of ice mass | Heavy with debris | Heated – by long summers
Loose rock – weathered | And falling | Geology in its undoing | And future making
A small orange marker | Shows passage | Across the moraine | A place of two states – of mobile – and solid – matter
Selection of projected images used: