A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting ITHACA: Fire and Ice – an immersive sound and light installation enabling visitors to experience the dramatic changes already happening to the Earth’s climate and the impact our actions are making on the planet.
The installation ran for 2 weeks at WX (Wakefield’s former Market Hall) as part of Wakefield Council’s Festival of the Earth celebrations and was a real feast for the eyes and ears.
After being led into a pitch black room, the audience were treated to a fantastic and powerful sound and light experience.
Fire and Ice – Opposing sensory elements
The topic of climate change was tackled by two opposing visual and sensory elements – Fire (the heat of the sun and the warming of the planet) and Ice (the shrinking polar ice cap, the diminishing natural world from the lack of climate balance).
The audio elements complemented the visual experience perfectly and the whole installation was incredibly thought-provoking. I’m so glad I was able to catch it.
ITHACA: Fire and Ice ran from Friday, August 20 to Sunday, September 5 at WX, Wakefield.