British artist installs phone link to dying glacier

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British artist installs phone link to dying glacier

Glacier
You can call a glacier to check up on it…kinda sad.

With the help of sponsors, Virgin Mobile and Dolphinear, Paterson was able to drop a hydrophone into the icy lagoon where the glacier is disappearing and pick up the sounds.

The waterproof microphone is linked to a phone and amplifier housed in a tent on land.

The work, entitled “Vatnajokull (the sound of)”, will continue until June 13.

Only one caller at a time can get through, which was deliberate so people can have a “one-to-one beautiful and intimate moment” with the glacier, she said. Calls to the number, 07758 225698, are charged at international rates.

British artist installs phone link to dying glacier | Lifestyle | Reuters – [via] Link.

6 thoughts on “British artist installs phone link to dying glacier

  1. samurai1200 says:

    Uh, what?

    Nah.

  2. richms says:

    Is that a UK number or what?

  3. JLAF says:

    You can listen to it at this link. They recorded 60 seconds of it.

    http://www.jlaforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=8659197#8659197

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