Rachael Dease: Like Embracing Ice

Accomplished Western Australian sound artist and composer, Rachael Dease, spent a month in the Arctic Circle in 2017 during the midnight sun, sailing amongst the collapsing glaciers.

For ‘Like Embracing Ice’ Dease has scored a work with audio captured from the depths of the Arctic Sea, using hydrophones floating under drifting icebergs and microphones lowered into glacial cracks. Dease invites us to realise that the human ability to deny death and mortality mirrors our denial of climate change and the rapid destruction of the earth’s ice covered poles.

Rachael Dease, Like Embracing Ice (Ytre Norskøya Votive #11), (detail), 2017. Photograph: Rachael Dease. Courtesy the artist and Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia

Fremantle Arts Centre
Until 15 July, 2018
Western Australia