Hardcover, with LP in a slipcase, 30,5 x 30,5 cm, 112 pages, 40 duotone illustrations, English text.
Multimedia artist Julia Calfee dedicated months living underneath the Länta glacier, Switzerland, at 2,100 meters above sea level in rudimentary conditions to understand and preserve as an archive the images and sounds of the melting glaciers which she could touch as they disappeared before her eyes. The result of these months of work was over 300 audio recordings and thousands of black and white photographs. The final selection of images transcends the subject to portray, in an abstract manner, the elements of this constantly changing nature. Equally powerful are her audio recordings which she edited, sequenced, and presents in the form of a vinyl record. A Glacier’s Requiem, exquisitely designed and presented, is both a visual and audio monument to the ice giants of this world.