exploratorium

Cinema Arts: Ice Hours

Sunday, December 1– Sunday, January 5, 2020

Osher Gallery 1, Microcinema

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Crafted from over a decade of video footage, Ice Hours features stunning views of Antarctic landscapes and the surrounding ocean set to an original score. Offering a glimpse into the overwhelming majesty of the natural world, the piece reflects on nature’s fragility, and presents a cathartic lens as an acknowledgment that we, in our inevitable turn, are faced with such fragility as well. At its core, the piece illustrates the inextricable connection and interdependence of humans and the natural environment and documents inspiring and endangered features of our changing planet. The work is a collaboration between photographer Camille Seaman, film artist Kim Miskowicz, and composer/musicians Kristina Dutton and Nathan Clevenger. 

Composer/guitarist Nathan Clevenger was born in Oakland, California, and has been composing music informed by his voracious consumption of jazz, classical, and popular music from around the world, and an obsession with the written word, from an early age.

Composer/performer Kristina Dutton works in a wide range of musical settings. Her rigorous classical training led her to a brief career in orchestral work, but she soon gave herself over to her love affair with the art of pop music; she has performed on more than 40 albums of various genres.

Kim Miskowicz is a visual artist based in Oakland, California. Her work has been exhibited at numerous Bay Area venues including Artists’ Television Access, Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco Cinematheque, Southern Exposure, and Krowswork. Her paintings and films are inspired by her belief in the therapeutic effects of viewing distant forms in the landscape. 

Camille Seaman is an American photographer who applies portraiture strategies to capture the changing natural environment. Her work mainly concerns the polar regions, where she captures the effects of climate change, merging the realms of science and art.