Building 2 / *gel-[archive]
In glaciological research, ice cores are drilled and stored in Antarctica so that knowledge can be extracted from them in the long term. Furthermore, since the turn of the millennium, glaciers have increasingly been protected by means of geotextiles so that they can continue to function as a tourist attraction. Inherent in both practices are hopes for a technocratic solution in the context of the climate crisis. The media installation *gel-[archive] experiments multiperspectivally with the idea of archiving glaciers medially in order to be able to analyse them as relics. In the technoid installation such an archiving process is imagined by means of different media and materialities. Will glaciers in the future exist only medially or fragmented as ice samples in laboratories when the polar regions, once believed to be eternal, have melted away?