"A combined film about the two sisters, Maria and Mirabella, on their mission to find the Forest Fairy and rescue Quacky the frog, frozen in a block of ice, Skipirich the firefly, who has lost his ability to light up and Omide, the butterfly, who can not actually fly. They travel through the magic forest and after many adventures their rescue mission turns out well."
"Chasing Ice is the story of one man's mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.
As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet."
"Memory metal is a nickel-titanium alloy. This piece has been formed into the letters ICE, heat-treated, and cooled. When the memory metal is pulled apart, it deforms. When placed into hot water, the metal "remembers" its original shape, and again forms the letters ICE."
(American Chemical Society)
"The nomad, nomad space, is localised and not delimited. What is both limited and limiting is striated space, the relative global: it is limited in its parts, which are assigned constant directions, are oriented in relation to one another, divisible by boundaries, and can interlink; what is limiting (limes or wall, and no longer boundary) is this aggregate in relation to the smooth spaces it 'contains,' whose growth it slows or prevents, and which it restricts or places outside. Even when the nomad sustains its effects, he does not belong to this relative global, where one passes from one point to another, from one region to another. Rather, he is in a local absolute, an absolute that is manifested locally, and engendered in a series of local operations of varying orientations: desert, steppe, ice, sea [and salt-lake]."
(Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari p.382)
Fig.1 David Nash, 2004. A dry salt lake on the way between Cervantes and Kalbarri, Australia