Ice Dwellers

2017 Video 12 Min 31 Sec

Thumb barb photo Barbara Klutinis

The quietude of Antarctica is often interrupted by the peeps, gakkers, and chatters of thousands of penguins, and the snorts and belches of harbor seals. It is a rather comical array of creatures that compete for a habitat that is marked by diminishing sea ice. Visits to the opposite arctic habitats of Iceland reveal more of the same, as chunks of ice from receding glaciers dot the coastline of Jokulsarlon Bay on the Southeast Coast of Iceland. In the meantime, remote vacationers soak up warming minerals in the Iceland’s geothermal spa, the Blue Lagoon. While the film is playful in nature, a soulful cello echoes the gloomy subtext of global warming.