Glacial

(Melbourne)

Glacial is an animated work made in response to the vastness of Antarctica. A single long sheet of paper folds, crumples and buckles across the screen, the tension and compression evoking the shifting expanse of ice and creating a constant movement between illusion and reality. Projected at a large scale, the work aims to be a meditative experience in which the viewer becomes enveloped in an engagement with the monumental.

Nicholas Hutcheson journeyed to Antarctica as an Arts Fellow of the Australian Antarctic Division.