PPM 418

In the late 1990s, an ice core drilled in Antarctica revolutionized climate science. The air trapped in the ice core provided a record of our planet’s atmospheric conditions for the past 800,000 years. The study of the ice core proved the relation between carbon in the atmosphere to the temperature on earth, establishing once and for all the existence of manmade climate change. Around the same time was the golden age of PVM-14 Television models. Used as computer screens and TV studio monitors, these screens are a piece of outdated technology that is an outcome of an era responsible for the climate we experienced today. On March 10th, 2022, the carbon index in the atmosphere measured at 418 PPM. That same day hail fell from Jerusalem’s sky. Gathered into a container and pressed, the hail was sculpted into a short lived ice fossil. The ice in the video captures a symbolic moment in time. a momentary fossil that disappears while releasing the information it contains.

Yam Matarasso, Analog Front – Arik Futterman, Ariel Snapiri

Sound Design: Max Schreiber (Mule Driver)

Shot at: Whalecroc Studio

Developed with the Bezalel Academy’s Masters of Design program as part of the course “Creative Research.”

Mentor: Tomer Sapir

Lighting and Camera Assistant: Oved Poran