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S12 Galeri, Bergen and Norway

Responsive Audio-Visual Light Installation created in response to a residency at S12 Glass workshop and Gallery in Norway.


Made by

Angela Davies

Angela is an interdisciplinary artist who employs traditional processes with creative technologies to create responsive lighting, sculpture and installation art.

S12 Galleri

S12 is an artist run exhibition space and open access studio for glass in the heart of Bergen, Norway. We wish to focus on an interdisciplinary collaboration between glass and various art forms, and open up to new and experimental expressions.

Light is a central driver of biological processes and systems and the changes in Arctic sea ice are resulting in increasing light transmittance and absorption.

Impermafrost seeks to encourage reflection on environmental dialogues. The alchemy of glass through the transformative qualities of heat and light allow for connections alluding to ice forms and processes of climate change. 

The light is animated through responsive coding allowing for triggered projections of the glass embodiments. The cyclical illumination of the works is informed by the shifting states of perennial Arctic sea ice flow.

The installation was generously supported by S12 during a residency undertaken at S12 glass studio, Norway.

The animated light responds to climate data obtained from National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Materials: 50 Individual hand blown glass forms (10 – 15 cm, LEDs, Micro control system, large suspended glass ice sheets.

Immersive sound of fractured ice and glass.

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