Fading Lines


As impressive natural phenomena in high mountain landscapes, glaciers are such places where the consequences of climate change can clearly be witnessed. Carbon emissions produced by human intervention are inscribing themselves deeply into our environments and causing entire glacier landscapes to disappear. The biophysical, economic, and political evidence on glacier shrinkage has so far masked the challenges to human self-understanding of our immediate environment and, by extension, to our self-reliance. Yet glacier landscapes are also places that have inscribed themselves as aesthetic experiences in human cultural memory with the discovery of the sublime. "Fading Lines" paves a sensual component towards the sublime character of glaciers in Norway and Switzerland.