Iced Bodies (Documentary)
A documentary by Ben Kolak
Topel & Woods copyright 2017
for an extended excerpt of the performance visit:
In 1972, artist Jim McWilliams devised a piece for cellist Charlotte Moorman called Ice Music for London. Moorman, nude, “played” a cello-shaped ice sculpture with a plexiglass “bow” for multiple hours. On the 45th anniversary of the original work, Seth Parker Woods and Spencer Topel readdressed McWilliams’ concept with an immersive two-hour performance installation experience. Woods, in a wetsuit, played an obsidian ice cello as Topel mixed and spatialized the sounds from the ice across seven panes of glass distributed around the gallery.
read more at: cacophonymag.com/home1/2017/10/24/dereconstruction-iced-bodies-ice-music-for-chicago
Funded in part by:
The Arts Club of Chicago
The Thayer School of Engineering
Cinematography: Ben Kolak, Scrappers Film Group
Video Editing: Ben Kolak
Images: with permission from the Moorman Archive, Topel Woods 2017.
Sound: Ben Kolak