15-18 Dec 2005. The Clarendon Quad of Oxfords Bodleian Library is to be transformed into an icy installation of sound, light and sculpture called Cape Farewell. David Buckland, the founding artist, has led three expeditions to the High Arctic in the company of other artists, teachers and scientists, most recently to explore the Arctic seas, which hold the secrets of climatic change. The Ice Garden intends to draw attention to the effects of the melting of the polar ice cap and consequent changes in weather patterns through the creative work of the artists who participated in the expedition. Ten two-metre columns of ice, an Arctic sound-scape, a rotting plaster house, film and photographic images and a slowly melting glacial block make up the installation. On 17 Dec The Ice Garden comes alive with lantern processions and a promenade event by French performing group Quidams entitled If on a Winters Night at 18.00. 16.00-20.00. Admission free.
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Cape Farewell -The Ice Garden.
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