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With a crew of artists and scholars I'm going on a expedition to the arctic pursuing my passion for glaciers, data, and the poles.
With a crew of artists and scholars I'm going on a expedition to the arctic pursuing my passion for glaciers, data, and the poles.
184 backers pledged $12,149 to help bring this project to life.

news about upcoming shows and your rewards

Dear Backers, 

I want to share some recent news and developments in my work as well as give an update on backer gifts. I am pleased to announce quite a few things. First, video stills and ice images for those of you receiving prints will be up and online in the next three weeks for you to choose from. Along with the images there will be notes on my process for the video stills, as the algorithms used are quite special, and the results very unique. Further, all unprocessed ice images will have location information, so that you will know where the berg was when captured. 

I’m excited that video stills will be shown in April at Reverse gallery here in Brooklyn, NY. I will also have a solo show at Reverse gallery in June showing still images and a major new installation, Sila, based on the expedition. The sound and video some Kickstarter backers will be receiving will be integrated into Sila. 

I have also been invited by the interdisciplinary organization Eastern Bloc to premier Sila in May in Montreal in the Sight and Sound Festival. I will forward details about this art and process by the end of March. Included in the installation will be a thank you to all of the backers; none of the work would be possible without you. 

I will be speaking about my expedition and new work in April at University of Buffalo in a Symposium titled “Landscape Across the Disciplines” . I will make sure to share images and details of this event. 

Lastly, my CD, DVD and book will not be released with the label until May or early June. Please forgive this delay! I want to ensure a proper publication of the material. In the meantime, I will upload samples of sound, video and production details within the next few weeks and share those links with you. 

There is so much to come and I’m very excited to share it all with you. Thank you again for backing what is turning into the birth of my most ambitious work to date.

 All the best! Melissa
(video still above & more video stills below...enjoy!)


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    1. Mike Ambs on March 24, 2013

      these are beautiful - I can't wait to see the video you took out there.

    2. Michael McGregor on March 20, 2013

      beautiful stills! cant wait to see more

    3. Bill Hutchison on March 20, 2013

      Wonderful -- thanks for sharing this experience!

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      Leanne Elias on March 20, 2013

      These stills are beautiful and haunting. Congratulations on all of your success with this project!