The project looks to “visualise 140 years of glacial retreat through an interactive network”.
The project is led by Swiss artist Fabian Oefner, who has reproduced the receding glaciers using neon lines which contrast with images of the glaciers as they currently stand.
In a collaboration with with Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and Google mapped the shrinking glaciers over time.
“Im interested in the concept of time and how change shapes the way we see reality”, Oefner says.
Using drones equipped with LEDs, Oefner used real representations of glacial loss as the frame for the project.
“I looked at maps where you could see the glacier in its current state and dozens of lines drawn on the map in front of it. Each of these lines represented where the glacier was in the past few decades,” Oefner said.
“I wanted to find a way to transport the scientific data and bring it into reality”.