Gletscherfahrt (signed)

by Ester Vonplon


Photographs: Ester Vonplon, Stephan Eicher

Publisher: bfrankbooks

48 pages

Pictures: 24 black and white

Year: 2015

Price: 185

Comments: Swiss brochure, 10 inch vinyl record, in hand-sewn sleeve, housed in a slipcase. First edition of 300 copies.

“When the glaciers melt, will we melt then too?”

Gletscherfahrt, Ester Vonplon’s second book with b.frank books, is a collaboration with the Swiss musician Stephan Eicher. As in her first book cudesch da visitas, the cineastic character of the black and white photographs captures the viewer’s imagination. Vonplon photographed the Swiss glaciers for two years. During the summer months these glaciers are covered by enormous cloth panels to stop the melting process. Vonplon also recorded the sound of the purling Gletschermilch (glacial milk) with a highly sensitive microphone. Stephan Eicher then used these recordings as a starting point to compose a 21-minute audio-collage.

The abstract and atmospheric photographs, reinforced with the eerie sounds of Eicher’s music, reveal the use of the cloth panels as a desperate attempt to counteract the effects of climate change. Vonplon and Eicher’s collaboration is an important artistic commentary regarding our interaction with nature, a requiem for the glaciers.

> selected among the Best Photobooks 2015 by Colin Pantall


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Gletscherfahrt (signed)

by Ester Vonplon


Photographs: Ester Vonplon, Stephan Eicher

Publisher: bfrankbooks

48 pages

Pictures: 24 black and white

Year: 2015

Price: 185

Comments: Swiss brochure, 10 inch vinyl record, in hand-sewn sleeve, housed in a slipcase. First edition of 300 copies.

“When the glaciers melt, will we melt then too?”

Gletscherfahrt, Ester Vonplon’s second book with b.frank books, is a collaboration with the Swiss musician Stephan Eicher. As in her first book cudesch da visitas, the cineastic character of the black and white photographs captures the viewer’s imagination. Vonplon photographed the Swiss glaciers for two years. During the summer months these glaciers are covered by enormous cloth panels to stop the melting process. Vonplon also recorded the sound of the purling Gletschermilch (glacial milk) with a highly sensitive microphone. Stephan Eicher then used these recordings as a starting point to compose a 21-minute audio-collage.

The abstract and atmospheric photographs, reinforced with the eerie sounds of Eicher’s music, reveal the use of the cloth panels as a desperate attempt to counteract the effects of climate change. Vonplon and Eicher’s collaboration is an important artistic commentary regarding our interaction with nature, a requiem for the glaciers.

> selected among the Best Photobooks 2015 by Colin Pantall


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more books tagged »Switzerland« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

Gletscherfahrt (signed)

by Ester Vonplon


Photographs: Ester Vonplon, Stephan Eicher

Publisher: bfrankbooks

48 pages

Pictures: 24 black and white

Year: 2015

Price: 185

Comments: Swiss brochure, 10 inch vinyl record, in hand-sewn sleeve, housed in a slipcase. First edition of 300 copies.

“When the glaciers melt, will we melt then too?”

Gletscherfahrt, Ester Vonplon’s second book with b.frank books, is a collaboration with the Swiss musician Stephan Eicher. As in her first book cudesch da visitas, the cineastic character of the black and white photographs captures the viewer’s imagination. Vonplon photographed the Swiss glaciers for two years. During the summer months these glaciers are covered by enormous cloth panels to stop the melting process. Vonplon also recorded the sound of the purling Gletschermilch (glacial milk) with a highly sensitive microphone. Stephan Eicher then used these recordings as a starting point to compose a 21-minute audio-collage.

The abstract and atmospheric photographs, reinforced with the eerie sounds of Eicher’s music, reveal the use of the cloth panels as a desperate attempt to counteract the effects of climate change. Vonplon and Eicher’s collaboration is an important artistic commentary regarding our interaction with nature, a requiem for the glaciers.

> selected among the Best Photobooks 2015 by Colin Pantall


More books by Ester Vonplon

more books tagged »music« | >> see all

more books tagged »Switzerland« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com