Diana Lelonek and Denim Szram Melting Gallery, 2019, 2021

Dublin Core

Title

Diana Lelonek and Denim Szram Melting Gallery, 2019, 2021

Subject

Description

This symphony of disappearing glaciers consists of three melting Alpine glaciers: du Rhone, Aletsch and Morteratsch, and is a slowly trickling catastrophe whose arrival is hardly spectacular. Blurred, present everywhere and nowhere, it gives rise to anxiety. Alpine glaciers are disappearing. Some of them are already gone forever. Listening to the ubiquitous sounds of uniform dripping that resembles a countdown, the sound is a direct sign of irretrievable loss. Previously installed in an empty white cube gallery space, this installation faces the outdoors, in front of NTU CCA Singapore’s Exhibition Hall. It melts into the background sounds of its sub-urban terrain and adjacent secondary forests nearby, connecting the climate crisis not only across time and space, but more importantly across different climates and geographies, both raising and answering the artist’s question about where art resides in the climate crisis.

Melting Gallery is prepared in collaboration with and composed by Denim Szram, and created during Lelonek’s residency as part of the Culturescapes festival in Basel, Switzerland.

Date

22 January - 7 March 2021

Coverage

Programme Item Type Metadata

Short Description

This symphony of disappearing glaciers consists of three melting Alpine glaciers: du Rhone, Aletsch and Morteratsch, and is a slowly trickling catastrophe whose arrival is hardly spectacular.

Programme Type

Audience

General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Education

No

Collection

Citation

“Diana Lelonek and Denim Szram Melting Gallery, 2019, 2021,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 26, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2922.