Peggy Weil: 88 Cores

October 1, 2019 - December 8, 2019

Davis Gallery

88 Cores descends two miles through the Greenland ice sheet in one continuous pan. It is a time machine that transports the viewer through 110,000 years of climate history, which can be read in the banding and the trapped particulates of seasonal snowfall.

To generate her four-and-a-half-hour video, Weil worked with the National Science Foundation Ice Core Facility (NSF-ICF) in Lakewood, Colorado, to digitize 88 cores from the Greenland Ice Sheet Project (GISP2D).

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