Ice Traffic Installation featuring work by Chris Rose

The RISD community abroad is invited to the opening reception of the Ice-Traffic installation on the 24th June from 6 – 9pm at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.  Don’t miss this opportunity to find out more about this exciting and ambitious art + science collaboration in which visitors are invited to witness the gradual melting of a two ton ice mass.

From the invitation:
“Ice-Traffic combines projected moving image displays, immersive soundscapes and scientific data to create a provocative multimedia environment. Using innovative computer coding, this scientific data is programmed to influence the moving images and soundscapes that cover and surround the ice mass. An imbalance within the data triggers disturbances in the visual displays and soundscapes, reflecting the unpredictable and dynamic nature of the climate system. Bombarded with light, images and the body-heat of the observers, the ice begins its slow and inevitable meltdown.

 The Breathing City is an art and science collaboration between an urban meteorologist, a sound-art composer, designers and a data programmer who seek to deepen understanding between disciplines, explore communication with a wider audience, extend boundaries and challenge assumptions around art and science collaboration.

Ice-Traffic is presented by The Breathing City as part of See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts celebrating 350 years of the Royal Society at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 26 June – 04 July 2010, 10 am – 11 pm.

 Please RSVP to

Chris Rose, Ice-Traffic, London, Royal Festival Hall, See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts, Southbank Centre, The Breathing City

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