Glass Meet The Future Film Festival 2021

"Archiving Ice: Newfoundland"
Caroline Landau, United States

GLASS MEET THE FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL 2021

20 march 2021 - 04 april 2021

Synopsis

Archiving Ice: Newfoundland chronicles the process of artist Caroline Landau as she recreates an iceberg into glass. Videographer Oliver Rye documents Landau’s project from wax mold in Newfoundland to blown glass in San Francisco. From capturing the impression of the ice to storing the melted water in the contained vessel, the piece illustrates the condition of the melting North.

Credits

Oliver Rye, Guru Khalsa, Nate Watson, Maria Enomoto, Brynn Hurlstone, Megan Dykema, Jason McDonald, Jeanine Parish, James Friedberg, Matt Wesley, Lauryl Gaumer, Derek Castro, Public Glass

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ARTIST STATEMENT
caroline landau

I am interested in the conversion of material; from ice to water, from wax to glass. The melting world around us concretely exemplifies these conversions. Through mold making, glassblowing, video, and collaboration, I highlight the process of transformation.

The glass iceberg solidifies the ice in its transformative state. The vessel containing the melted water highlights the climate crisis. The glass vessel can both mimic the ice and contain the absence of the liquid lost. This work explores liminal states of material existence, the vulnerable line between comfort and discomfort, and the delicate space between fragility and strength.

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