Christophe ivins

Frozen in Time

Christophe Ivins

CRYOSPHERE: Frozen in Time articulates the artist’s young relationship with the older cryosphere—the water of Earth that has been solid for two-and-a-half million years in the current Quaternary period. Glaciers advance and recede, fast forward and rewind. Still images and motion pictures capture memories of three short decades in funerary remembrance. The memoriam offers viewers an intimate, one-sided glimpse of love lost to a changing landscape. His three-screen installation is a meditative space for considering ice sheets, now vanishing in a human time scale that leaves viewers contemplating the coinciding deaths of people and ice.

Christophe ivins has worked on visual effects for Titanic, Avatar, and Life of Pi. He has shot and operated camera for Noah and Oscar winner West Bank Story, and in locations including Asia, the glaciers of Alaska, and in Europe with NATO Peace Implementation Forces.