Botteling a Glacier

The biggest battery on earth is an artificial lake. In the summer of 2022, Mascini travelled to a power station in the Swiss Alps, which commonly generates electricity from the meltwater of nearby glaciers. Divided by a large dam, the waters are transformed into currents of voltage. Commemorating this finite landscape, she filled a large jerrycan with glacier water from the power station site. Throughout the exhibition at Rijksakademie Amsterdam in June 2023, this bottled glacier gradually poured out - disintegrating and evaporating by the hot summer days.
24L glacier water, hydraulic pump, tubes, electricity socket, 5-way power strip, LED light, two alkaline batteries.

Special thanks to:
Wieland Hunger (Kraftwerke Zervreila AG

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