Rhone is a project under development resulting from a 6-month Grant currently taking place in Switzerland, La Becque. Rhone explores the symbiotic relation between Glacier erosion and sedimentary geologic formation. The starting point is a series of infrasound field recordings and video stills captured in the Ice tunnels of the Rhone Glacier. By using high sensibility hydrophones and sensors, these recordings have captured the Ice movement for three months. The Rhone was once the biggest Glacier of the Alps, being the main responsible for the geologic formation of Lac Leman and the surrounding alpine landscape. This project follows the connection between the retreating “Rhone Glacier” and “Genetti” - an industrial site that sits 100 kilometers after on the Rhone River.
My proposal is to develop the final part of the project at EMARE, creating a documental kinetic installation that uses the recorded infrasound vibrations to interact with Glacial sediments(see video). From the melting process to the calving shock-waves, these events generate very low frequencies (often inaudible to humans). In this proposal, I transform the infra-sound data into perceptible oscillations - a real-time moving landscape.