Art and sound installation



The two installations "Melting Gallery" and "Solarstalgia" are part of the art project "Look how the glacier is disappearing" and express concern about the melting glaciers.
Watch the glacier disappear.
The glaciers are disappearing and with them the natural and cultural landscape of Switzerland. The exhibition "Schau, wie der Gletscher schwindet" (Look how the glacier is disappearing) takes up the concern about this change in 2024. It relies on the power of art to name the change and make it visible. From Geneva to Graubünden and from Valais to Zurich, numerous museums and cultural institutions are supporting the event. As the ice melts and horizons dissolve, artists are erecting their works, even in the heart of the glaciers.

From May 16 to September 8, 2024, the Glacier Garden will be showing two art installations as part of this overall project:

Melting Gallery
An immersive sound installation by Polish artist Diana Lelonek and German sound and media artist Demin Szram.
The sandstone pavilion of the Glacier Garden mutates into a place of reflection that can be experienced individually by visitors and enables an acoustic excursion to three melting glaciers in the Swiss Alps. Like a countdown, the sounds refer to irreversible and incessant processes and form a requiem for the disappearing glaciers.

Concept/recording: Diana Lelonek
Composition: Denim Szram

Solarstalgia is a fusion of the two words "solar" and "solastalgia", with the latter describing the emotional pain that people have to experience directly when their own living space is destroyed.

Diana Lelonek drew her artistic inspiration for this project from the huge tarpaulins that cover the tongue of the Rhone glacier in an attempt to protect it from global warming.

But it is an illusion: the melting of the glacier cannot be stopped with fabric tarpaulins. To make matters worse, they only pollute the environment even more, contaminating the glacier and thus the water in the source area of the Rhone. Using the two photographic techniques "soligraphy" and "cyanotype", the artist literally captures the movement of the sun and its radiation on the recycled fabric tarpaulins, creating an impressive installation.

Idea/concept/realization: Diana Lelonek

Note: This text was translated by machine translation software and not by a human translator. It may contain translation errors.

Tel.: 041 410 43 40

Dates overview

Sunday, the 21.07.2024

10:00 - 18:00

Monday, the 22.07.2024

10:00 - 18:00

Tuesday, the 23.07.2024

10:00 - 18:00


Price info

CHF 22.00 / 17.00
Families: CHF 44.00 / 59.00

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Denkmalstrasse 4
6006 Luzern


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Art and sound installation
Denkmalstrasse 4
6006 Luzern