Phases

Hailing from Montréal, Myriam Boucher is a video and sound artist working with both classical modes of composition and scientific research. In Phases she considers one of our most commonplace marvels: the ability of water to change state from gaseous to fluid to solid. Treated images of ice floes, cloudforms and glaciers are set to a haunting, unsettling soundtrack that mixes traditional instrumentation with field recordings of water and crumbling ice. The results are beautiful, but also salutary, bringing to mind the most conspicuous example of this changing of state: the melting of polar ice, and the potential consequences for sea levels as solid turns to liquid.