“The Sound of Ice Melting” by Paul Kos (1970)

Artists,Reference — Tags: , — jbrieger @ 12:49 pm
Photo of the original 1970 installation

Photo of the original 1970 installation

The Sound of Ice Melting is a conceptual installation piece that Kos likened to an audio/visual version of the Zen koan “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” I like this piece mostly for the simple materials and the way it forces you to pay attention to something small that generally goes unnoticed. It was the inspiration for a piece I did last year where I made headphones out of ice.


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