27 Feb 2017

Voice of the Iceberg 1: Discovery

From Voice of the Iceberg, 7:00 am on 27 February 2017

Artist Joseph Michael and a team of eight film-makers head to Antarctica on the yacht Australis, to discover and record the sights and sounds of icebergs. But before they reach the frozen continent and encounter their first bergs they must face the challenge of the notorious Drake Passage.

The expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula gathered photographs and audio of icebergs, that will be used to project virtual icebergs onto landmark buildings around the world.

Antarctica – while you were sleeping’, an exhibition projecting a digital iceberg onto the exterior of the Auckland War Memorial Museum, is part of the 2017 Auckland Arts Festival.

The expedition was the brainchild of artist Joseph Michael, who gathered a team of eight film-makers and photographers who spent nearly a month in Antarctica aboard the yacht Australis, skippered by Roger Wallis.

The team: Joseph Michael, Ryan McNeill, Mark Michel aka Mitch, Nick Flyvberg, Thomas Heleta, Simon Godsiff, Jason Nichols, Geoff Ross and Nick Walker.

The Voice of the Iceberg podcast also features NIWA scientist Mike Williams, from the Deep South Science Challenge, and the music of composer Rhian Sheehan.

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