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Out of Ice - Ambika P3

Out of Ice by Scottish artist Elizabeth Ogilvie

Exhibition preview

OUT of Ice, by Scottish artist Elizabeth Ogilvie, is on display at Ambika P3 from January 17 to February 9, 2014.

Presented in the vast two-tiered underground spaces of Ambika P3, Out of Ice is a dramatic new exhibition comprising environments created with ice and ice melt, constructions, films and projections of ice systems.

It is an exploration of the poetics of ice with much of it created through collaborations with Inuit in Northern Greenland, reflecting on their deep and sustaining relationship with ice.

It also presents film from the scientific expedition from Antarctica, the Lake Ellsworth Consortium led by Martin Siegert and supported by British Antarctic Survey.

The use and knowledge of the ice-covered sea remains the pillar of the Inuit’s identity and resilience and their most prized intellectual treasure. Immersive and contemplative, the exhibition seeks to portray the psychological, physical and poetic dimensions of ice and water whilst drawing attention to ice processes.

It suggests that absence of ice poses a real danger to our planet. Describing the presence of ice in the world from a human perspective, it reveals the observational traditions of fieldwork, combined with visual splendour.

Described as one of the most significant artists of her generation in Scotland, Elizabeth Ogilvie has a strong track record in realising large scale projects which challenge conventions. Her work is a fusion of art, architecture and science, with water and ice as the main focus for her practice.

Admission: Free.

Times: Tuesday to Friday, 11am to 7pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 6pm.

Ambika P3, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS (Entrance via gate opposite Baker Street tube).

International Conference at the University of Westminster – February 7 to February 9, 2014.

To coincide with Out of Ice, the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) of the University of Westminster is convening ‘Reading and Exhibiting Nature’, a three-day conference examining how nature is being understood in contemporary cultural and artistic production.

Venue: Hogg Lecture Theatre, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS.