A common sight when trekking in Nepal are Mani Stones; painted or engraved boulders and stone pillars. The writing is often Buddhist prayers or mantras; they can be seen all along the Everest trail. ⠀ #mantra#mani#trek#himalayas
En route to Khumjung at 3780m. Throughout the trek the group met people from the local community – Chris describes a chance encounter with a particularly inspiring individual on our website – link in bio. #nepal#community#photooftheday#expedition
The trek started in Lukla, in the Khumbu area of northeastern Nepal. The three-week route took the team via Tengboche, Dingboche, Chhukung and Imja Tscho Lake, observing the Lhotse Shar, Ambulapcha and Imja glaciers along the way. Here we see Nuptse Glacier photographed from the summit of Chukkung Ri, 5550m @christopher_parsons_ #sagarmatha#himalayas#trek#valley#map
Christopher Parsons, Buddhist Stupa near Khumjung 3780m
Charity sponsors @rab.equipment recently spoke to @christopher_parsons_ about his "trip of a lifetime" to Nepal. They will be posting regular updates and interviews with Project Pressure contributors so make sure to keep an eye on their blog, link via our website.
Tenzing-Hillary Airport aka Lukla Airport, Khumbu, Solukhumbu District 2860m
Last year @christopher_parsons_ won a Project Pressure open competition to visit Sagarmatha National Park with The Glacier Trust. Over the next few days we are going to share a few of his photos from the expedition…
Noémie Goudal's work 'Station II' is currently hanging on the side of the Hayward Gallery on London's Southbank. It is on view until 6th June. Noémie travelled to Switzerland for Project Pressure last year, to read about the installation she made on location at Rhone Glacier terminus visit our website - link in bio
As today is UN World Water Day we have looked back through our archive. Glaciers are an important source of fresh water for agricultural, industrial and domestic use around the world and play a central role in regulating the hydrological cycle and ocean currents. Their recession, due to climate change, will affect millions of people. To read more on what Project Pressure is doing to raise awareness of this urgent environmental situation, go to the website - link in bio. Kiagtut Glacier (2015) by Klaus Thymann. #worldwaterday#glacier#climatechange#hydrological#greenland
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Thank you to all the volunteers that helped with this production.
ASSISTANCE: Till Stoll – Green destinations
ACCOMODATION: Sport Hotel Oberwald
EQUIPMENT: @hasselblad_official ⠀
EXPEDITION PHOTOGRAPHY: Vincent Levrat & Julien Deceroi
ECAL/Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne
Goudal mentioned when building the installation the noise of the glacier cracking is quite loud. It can make you nervous, you can't see the changes but you can hear it. It is a reminder that you're working on a moving landscape.⠀
Behind the scenes of Noémie Goudal's @norseprojects sponsored expedition to Glacier du Rhône for #projectpressure. #artinstallation#glacier
'With ecological issues about sustainability already in mind this installation is the result of a challenge to find not only a concept that links glaciers, meltwater and environmental issues but also expands on all possibilities when looking at the ⠀
natural landscape.' - Noémie Goudal⠀
Behind the scenes of Noémie Goudal's journey to Glacier du Rhône for Project Pressure
'In each photograph you will see a peeling of a stratus, this movement and change over time reflects that of a glacier.'⠀This revealing of the authentic landscape relates to a real timeline to do with the consequences of climate change as well.
Behind the scenes of Noémie Goudal's journey to Glacier du Rhône.
It took a long time to find a suitable location - the glacier has to be easily accessible due to equipment. With ecological issues about sustainability already in mind this installation is the result of a challenge to find not only a concept that links glaciers, meltwater and environmental issues but also expands on all possibilities when looking at the natural landscape. ⠀
Behind the scenes of Noémie Goudal's journey to Glacier du Rhône. #glacierlake#climatechange#charity
The Rhône glacier is the oldest in the Alps, but due to climate change it is thinning and rapidly disappearing. In an attempt to reduce its melt the Swiss Environment Ministry cover it in sheets as a temporary measure. ⠀ #climatechange#environment#meltwater
Noémie travelled to the glacier for a location recce then returned to build and photograph the installation that will form the final artwork. Here you can see a photo of the glacier printed onto biodegradable, ecologically-safe paper; an element of the final piece. ⠀ #artwork#installation#projectpressure
The Rhône Glacier is the largest glacier in the Uri mountain range, part of the Swiss Alps. Noémie Goudal and a volunteer production team travelled there in late 2016 to produce an installation for Project Pressure. Follow us as we share highlights from the expedition.
Mt. Baker from Moran State Park Tower, Orcas Island / 48° 40’ 38.74”, -122° 49’ 50.85”⠀
Now available to purchase as a limited edition print from @peterfunch’s website or @v1gallery ⠀
Edition of 50 and Signed
14 3/4” x 11 1/4” / 37.5 cm x 28.6 cm ⠀
Pigment print on Hahnemuhle Paper $250 ⠀
Taken from a series made in collaboration with Project Pressure. ⠀
The images were first shown in New Yorker in 2014. The works from the project are recreations of old photographs and postcards of Mt Baker. Funch has been using ‘RGB tricolor seperation technique’, an early photographic process that uses red, green and blue filters to make three monochrome images, taken one after the other, which are then combined to make a single full-color image. This allows him to capture a sense of time passing and illustrate the human influence on nature and document the retreating glaciers.
Mt. Shuksan from Mt. Baker Lodge Lakes / 48° 51' 56.556", -121° 40’ 40.65”
Now available to purchase as a limited edition print from @peterfunch’s website or @v1gallery
Edition of 50 and Signed
14 3/4” x 11 1/4” / 37.5 cm x 28.6 cm
Pigment print on Hahnemuhle Paper $250
Taken from a series made in collaboration with Project Pressure.
The images were first shown in New Yorker in 2014. The works from the project are recreations of old photographs and postcards of Mt Baker. Funch has been using ‘RGB tricolor seperation technique’, an early photographic process that uses red, green and blue filters to make three monochrome images, taken one after the other, which are then combined to make a single full-color image. This allows him to capture a sense of time passing and illustrate the human influence on nature and document the retreating glaciers. #mountbaker#washington#glacier#photographicprint#limitededition
RepostBy @norseprojects: "We are proud to announce that we have recently teamed up with charity organisation, Project Pressure. Instigated by Klaus Thymann in 2008, Project Pressure is now a charity dedicated to creating the world’s first open source glacier archive.
Noémie Goudal has recently returned from an expedition, sponsored by @norseprojects, to Switzerland. We spoke to her about her experiences and what we can expect from the artwork she produced there. See our website for the interview. Link in bio. Photo: Vincent Levrat (ECAL) #rhoneglacier#noemiegoudal
Christopher Parsons, winner of our Open Call to Nepal, has just returned from his expedition. We are looking forward to seeing more photos like this from the Khumbu area.
Noémie Goudal is currently in Switzerland developing artwork for Project Pressure. Influenced by the recession of glaciers in the Swiss Alps, this piece will reflect Project Pressure's mission to highlight how climate change is affecting landscapes in Europe and the rest of the world. This expedition is supported by @norseprojects. #noemiegoudal#norseprojects#switzerland#swissalps
Above picture: Station I (2015) Noemie Goudal