Sons do Gelo
Instalacao da artista Kalle Laar usa telefones celulares para chamar a atencao sobre o descolgelamento do planeta. Ligando para um numero de telefone celular, voce pode ouvir o som do degelo em tempo real da geleira Vergnat, na Austria. (Via Networked Performance)
“Calling the Glacier – Mobile Elegy, an installation by Kalle Laar (no, this is not the same project): Use your mobile phone and listen to the sound of the melting glacier in real-time. Call + 49 89 3791 4058 and you will be connected directly with the Vernagt Glacier.
Using the phone has become so prevalent in our society that we no longer consciously perceive the cosmos of sounds emanating from our global communications network. As with so many other sources, we have lost touch with qualities inherent in these acoustic artefacts and the sensations they can evoke. Pictures and images are spatially displaced representations of reality – before they can touch us emotionally, an intrinsic distance must be overcome. But sound knows no such barriers. It is immediate, It is unavoidable. It touches us directly…”