Year: 2019 - 2020
Material: Inkjet Print
Dimensions: 220 x 140 cm
“Timelines” is a collaboration between Fabian Oefner and Google Arts & Culture. Its a series of photographs, that visualize change in Alpine glaciers. The artist and his team worked together with the Glaciology Institute at ETH Zurich to bring art and science together in a unique way. Using LED drones and long-exposure photography, the artist painted the scientific data collected by the Institute directly into the terrain.
Each glowing line was created by flying the drone along different positions of the glacier front in the past. The drone flights were captured with long-exposure photographs at night. For the final images, Oefner blended several dozens of these individual photographs together.
The result are images, that not only show the beauty of these landscapes but also visualize the significant change of the glaciers during the last 100 years.
Visit the Full Experience of Timelines here.