The presence of absence. Exhibition opens tonight at neugerriemschneider, Berlin
The presence of absence. Working progress. Glacial ice cast in concrete. Exhibition opens tomorrow.…
The studio has had a close collaboration with Glashütte Lamberts for many years. For a new work a special kind of green glass was handcrafted by incorporating glacial rock flour into the raw material
Glass made with glacial rock flour. Submergence (triptych), detail. #PresenceofAbsence opens Friday.…
Asako Iwama, incredibly inspiriring former head chef at the studio, talking about her practice in Leeum Museum.…
Glacial ice melting within a concrete block

"For the Ilulissat Icefjord Park, experiments with ice were essential to the design process. We brought 1500 kilograms of ice from Greenland into our studio, transported in a refrigerated container. We did tests with concrete to explore the design options available to us when using ice as formwork for concrete. The idea for the project was to take ice from the fjord and cast a block of concrete around it. Then, after the ice melted, the visitors would be standing in the space previously occupied by the ice. This would provide an experience of seeing and sensing things that do not otherwise lend themselves to being seen and discovered. It’s impossible to get any closer to the ice than this. The experience of negative space familiar from caves or churches. This connection between the space itself and the material from which it was created is extraordinary. The form is imbued with the memory of the ice."

Sebastian Behmann, co-founder of Studio Other Spaces, part of upcoming interview in Magazine GAM 13

Architecture shaped by climate change - casting glacial ice in concrete
Studio Other Spaces' proposal for Ilulissat Icefjord Park, Greenland
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Glacial ice melting within concrete. Working progress for The presence of absence. Opens Friday, Berlin…
Encounters with Ice Watch. Featuring dancers from Paris Opera Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor
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Harvesting glacial ice that has broken off from the Greenland ice sheet #PresenceofAbsence

"At first we feel nothing, we are insensitive, we are naturalized. And then suddenly we feel not something, but the absence of something we did not know before could possibly be lacking"

Excerpt from Bruno Latour "Air"

The presence of absence opens 9 December at neugerriemschneider, Berlin
Upcoming Friday in Berlin. The presence of absence. Come join for the opening of my solo show at neugerriemschnei…
Green light is a lamp, a learning platform, a meeting ground, a metaphor, a methodology
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Green light travels to Moody Centre for the Arts, Houston, 24 February—May 2017
Minik Rosing, professor in Geology, talks about glacial rock flour
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Tribute: Gunnar Örn, Icelandic artist (1946-2008)
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Gunnar's palette of vivid colours strikes many as being far removed from nature, but that's simply because they hav…