SD video, 3:31 min, Newfoundland, Canada 2007
The work shows the view onto an ice plane stretching out to the horizon. At first sight the scenery seems to be static. Yet, the second sight is irritating: Is it an optical illusion or actual movement that one is perceiving? Soon it gets clear: One is looking not at a closed surface of ice but onto a dense packing of pieces thereof in the cove instead, which is smoothly following the movement of the waves underneath.
The scenario can be seen as a metaphore for the seemingly stable state of our climate and other global phenomena evolving on larger time scales, that are in fact subject to continuous changes that are eventually leading to instabilities.
No digital effects were used to modify the video footage that is displayed in real time. The sound is original as well.