Underwater recording of melting Icelandic Glacier
April 2, 2008 5:53 PM   Subscribe

An Artist's view from her tent. Listen to the view. Yes, listen. Katie Paterson via mobile phone and underwater mike at a glacier lake in Iceland, captures underwater sounds of melting and cracking Jökulsárlón Glacier. Hear it piddling away. Call to listen what the seals are talking about, if they're nearby.

Katie Paterson's "A Live Phone Line at Jökulsárlón Glacier".
from her site web site, the photo's/landscape are some awesome.

Call for the true experience, + 4 4 ( 0 ) 7 7 5 7 0 0 1 1 2 2, you'll be billed international phone rates.
[In Canada, LooneyCall 10-15-565-011-354- 4 4 ( 0 ) 7 7 5 7 0 0 1 1 2 2. It'll give you 3 minutes [mobile] for $1.00 — don't hog the line.]

or listen online, a 3 minute snippet. Visit the site, you can d/l also.

We think of water in a dead heatwave of summer, usually. This artist's subtlety makes one think. What of our natural resources¿ How long will they last¿ Humans need water to survive.

Are you buying bottled water¿ Companies extract it for free and charge you for a natural, limited [really] resource.
What's wrong with drinking your tap water. Should lawns be forbidden to own anymore. Try growing a wild lawn [maybe with corn] and you're neighbours will revile you.

I was just asking myself these questions, after listening to Katie's project. Artist's do make one think, at least, their work should. Has an artist made you think about something so vital to survival lately¿ So important. Have you let your politician know what you're concerned about lately¿

Bravo Katie Paterson for presenting the earth's water issue so magnificantly. So delicately.
posted by alicesshoe (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
¿suɐǝq ɟo uɐɔ ǝlqɯnɥ ǝɥʇ pǝʇɐldɯǝʇuoɔ ʎlʇuǝɔǝɹ noʎ ǝʌɐɥ
posted by Ogre Lawless at 7:20 PM on April 2, 2008 [4 favorites]

He shouldn't have eaten that upside-down cake.
posted by jonmc at 7:24 PM on April 2, 2008

I personally get a small kick out of the eccentric nature of your posts and comments. As for the links provided: interesting ideas, beautiful setting. Thanks!
posted by not_on_display at 8:29 PM on April 2, 2008

Doesn't the main page say you can't call anymore or am I missing something? This is quite a coincidence, I am also listening to glacier music this week and have been enjoying it quite a lot. It's great lifeguarding music.
posted by jessamyn at 9:49 PM on April 2, 2008

This like Waiting for Bigfoot: Return of the Yeti.
posted by humannaire at 11:20 PM on April 2, 2008

Yes jessamyn, clearly I missed that. I threw this up after listening to an interview with the artist and could have worded it differently. Thanks for your link, neat.

Miller postulates that Bigfoot is a metaphor for the natural human desire for mystery and the unknown. In an age that is hallmarked by scientific investigation, Western societies are occupied with the desire to know everything..."

I'd call it a curiosity of things around us. Nice location humannaire.
posted by alicesshoe at 9:11 AM on April 3, 2008

Doesn't the main page say you can't call anymore or am I missing something?

The second link seems to indicate that it's running again this year from April to June.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 9:41 AM on April 3, 2008

Photographs of places like that...no, places like that, they ivoke something akin to a religious experience in me.

I will have to wait until I am home from work to explore this more thoroughly. Until then, I will stare a computer monitor and dream of glaciers.
posted by sandraregina at 10:34 AM on April 3, 2008

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