"Requiem for a Glacier Tract Intro"
Paul Walde, "Requiem for a Glacier Tract Intro," film.
"Requiem for a Glacier" is an expansive video installation by Paul Walde, featuring a four movement oratorio performed by an orchestra and chorus atop the Farnham Glacier in the Jumbo Glacier area of eastern British Columbia.
The collection of five glaciers that make up the ancient features of Jumbo, or "Qat’muk", in the Purcell Mountain Range are left over from the last ice age. Now, they are under immediate threat from global warming and resort development.
Over thirty-seven minutes, "Requiem for a Glacier" features panoramic glacier views along with the sounds and images of the oratorio, as performed by the Requiem Volunteer Orchestra and Chorus (conducted by Ajtony Csaba of the University of Victoria Symphony).
The opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, September 6, from 2-5pm.