Meredith Leich

Animated Drawings for a Glacier, 2018–2021
Two-channel installation with HD video and suspended fabric screens
9:20 mins

Engaging glacial landscapes at opposite coasts of North America—from the moraine that forms Cuttyhunk Island off Massachusetts to icebergs calving from the Kennicott Glacier in southwestern Alaska—Leich makes charcoal sketches that both trace and abstract different stages of the glacial process. She projects illuminated animations of her drawings onto the glacial forms while capturing the soundscapes of each site. Her work speaks to the slow passage of geologic time as well as the accelerating alterations to landscape caused by anthropogenic climate change, iterative representations, and re-presentations of the physical world under extreme transformation.

Courtesy of the artist.