Utilising web cameras and the software program Pure Data, the installation responded to movement in the gallery space, creating a feedback loop between 3 elements: the participant, a video projection of footage from a remote-sensing satellite that monitors the effects of climate change on the topography, and an arctic diorama constructed from computer packaging materials. Aspects of time/space and dislocation are suggested through recording and situating gallery participants images within the virtual and modeled environments.

Global Warming at the Icebox
Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia
October 5 – November 15, 2008

supported by the Ontario Arts Council and DFAIT.
MELT was first exhibited at Surrey Art Gallery’s Techlab in Surrey, BC.