'Bipolar'; Anne Brodie, Weather Permitting; Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, London


Images: Anne Brodie's melting ice installation, commissioned by The Arts Catalyst for Bipolar, 2008

Commissioned by The Arts Catalyst 
20th June 2008

Two new commissioned works by Anne Brodie and Weather Permitting were shown at the Society of Antiquaries to coincide with the launch of the new book Bipolar, as the culmination of the Polar programme.

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Artist Anne Brodie took one of the lumps of ice that she had brought back from Antarctica out of its lodgings inside the British Antarctic Surveys freezer in Cambridge and let it not so gently melt over the course of the evening. It was acoustically wired up by sound engineers Lee Patterson and Mark Hornsby, and produced uncomfortably loud interruptions as the ancient air kept locked under pressure by the ice belched into the London air. The cabinet was recycled from an exhibition held in the British museum