growing landscapes

flowing water has the power to make sharp edges smooth – over the time stones wear out.

there are places, where waters consist so much minerals, that it makes the underwater landscapes to grow. layer by layer sediment is added to the soil, which takes soft rounded shapes under cause of flowing waters.

boa tong waterfall, northen thailand / alide © photo by alide

 

a walk in the bowels of the earth…

we are moving underground with latern. we have chosen a path what most people will not. it’s too dark and too creepy. there are moments when we crawl through narrow channels to wide spaces, from where the views open, which bring forth the deepest of silence. 

caves can be unbearably hot. it has a surreal effect – to be in a dark space, where the temperature is extremly high – heartbeats become close by.

DSC_0186                                       chiang dao caves, northen thailand / alide © photos by alide                                                

door is open

suitcase is packed, year 2019 is almost ready to hand over its keys and so are we! come sit with us tomorrow (30.12) at hop gallery (hobusepea 2), one last time! whisper your thoughts to “ice auditorium” and watch them transform into soothing waters. gallery will open at 11 o’ clock & ice(mind)ful live journey will start at 13 o’ clock.

“ice auditorium” at hop gallery / katri © photo by alide

delicate, fragile, easily breakable…

this is our “ice auditorium”, our iced chairs. if you overcook (freeze) them, they’ll brake. if you undercook them and leave the bubbles in, they’ll brake also. if you have had an emotional day and  try to open them – they’ll definitely brake! if you rush getting them in or out of the freezer or to the installation table, they’ll brake too.

numerous of chairs have ended up to our sinks, have been mopped from the floor, swept from the installation table and crushed during the transportation. and just before the second live installation we lost about 70 chairs to the mother nature – while we were opening “ice auditorium”, she turned off the power. three days without electricity and this is what was left… 

 “ice auditorium” / katri © photo by alide

be aware!

“ice auditorium” has mind of it’s own.

it has taught us about patience and slowing down, as well about letting go and surrending to the laws of nature – the presence of gravity and the physical properties of (each) space are always there and cannot be ignored. even thought we sometimes wish, we could slow or quicken things/moments on our command…

so, if you want to see the live transformation of the “ice auditorium”. we suggest you’ll catch the early start of the ice installation playbacks: 27.12 at 13.00 o’clock & 30.12 at 13.00 o’clock.