Block of Ice + 1/60

A man lies sleeping in a hammock alongside a vast block of ice, whose meltwater is slowly draining into empty whisky bottles. By night, he awakes and spends all his time making labels for the bottles, using images which have been generated on a computer by signals from his brain. These images in turn are projected onto the ice block, which illuminates the room. ‘Block of Ice + 1/60’ was made possible by generous funding from Van Leir Foundation and Harvestworks NYC.

Exhibition history:

“No Time To Lose” Peacock Gallery, Scotland. Milena Placentile, curator. 2008

“The Armory /SoHo Nights” Harvestworks, New York City. Hans Tammen, curator. 2009

Publication history:

Milena Placentile, Monica Vykoukal eds. No Time To Lose catalogue. Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, Scotland, 2010.

Mike Wade. ‘A hammock, 200lb of melting ice and still there’s just not enough me-time’. Times UK, Scotland. July 23, 2008

Roddy Phillips. ‘The iceman cometh…to a hammock in an art gallery.’ The Press and Journal, Aberdeen. July 23, 2008.

Sally Hind. ‘Ice man in frosty reception; artist refuses publicity.’ Aberdeen Journal. July 23, 2008