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Lothar Baumgarten concentrates here on the fragility of the domed glass structure of the Palacio de Cristal to create a sound sculpture from a series of audio recordings of ice thawing of the Hudson River in upstate New York. Within the transparent architectural presence of its glass corpus, the deafening sound of the ice becomes a tonal analogy for the crashing stocks and assets of financial markets; it concerns greedy speculation about unlimited economic growth and the resulting impact on the dramatically changing global climate.

Lothar Baumgarten

The ship is going under, the ice is breaking through

November, 2016
Video Exhibitions

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