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25 August 2015

ESTER VONPLON_Night of the Year 2015

GLETSCHEFAHRT

on a musical creation of Stephan Eicher

Vonplon photographed the Swiss glaciers for two years. During the summer months these glaciers are covered by enormous cloth panels to stop the melting process. She also recorded the sound of the purling Gletschermilch (glacial milk).The musician Stephan Eicher then used these recordings to compose an audio‐ collage. The abstract and atmospheric photographs, reinforced with the eerie sounds of Eicher’s music, reveal the use of the cloth panels as a desperate attempt to counteract the effects of climate change.