Phase Transition

An abandoned swimming pool is the setting for Kathy Hinde’s Phase Transition, a sculptural sound installation raising awareness of global climate change and the greenhouse effect. Blocks of ice melt at rates determined by climate-change data, their drips resonating in water-filled metal vessels. The dripping of meltwater blends with metallic sounds engraved on vinyl and played on customised turntables which turn faster and slower in accordance with the rate of melt, generating throbbing, fluctuating tones. As visitors explore the swimming pool, it fills not with water but with sonic waves that ebb, flow, rise up and subside in unguessable patterns.