This year in February we returned to Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan, and the annual International Snow Sculpture Contest. Together with Jens Thoms Ivarsson (Director of Design and Strategy) and Arne Bergh (Creative Director) of the ICEHOTEL we created the sculpture ”Frozen Wilderness”. The idea was to highlight the untouched nature of northern Sweden, and […]
During this winters session at the ICEHOTEL, we did not only create our Art Suite ”Beam Me Up!”, but we also did a project where we were filming a number of artist presentation movies. These movies are now online on the ICEHOTEL website, please check them out here!
And so the last day came… at last! Time to make all final adjustments, clean out all trash snow, ice, tools and everything else that was not supposed to be in there. And fix the bed! We like to be very accurate when we do things, so when it was time to put the wooden […]
Ok, so we haven´t been that good at updating the blog. But we will try to improve! A lot of things is going on, both in the suite and outside. Today, the biggest challenge was to get our ufo off the ground and up on the beam of ice. This was actually probably the biggest […]
This has been a really intense weekend, with a lot of work and a lot of parties. Our ufo has been spinning, the chisels has been carving, and the lathe worked really well. Without actually ever having seen a ufo, I think this is as close to a real one we can come with snow […]
Finally we have started with some ice sculpting! This day we spent putting up the last pieces of the ice beam that will be the first thing that people will see when they enter the suite. We had our worries, since each of the blocks weigh around 3-400 kilos… not something you just throw up […]
Another day of hard work passed in our suite. We focused on the walls today, and the first ufo made its way in. It is now hovering over the place where we will eventually put the bed. We also proceeded with our impression of the Aurora Borealis, the pattern that reaches from one wall to […]
After resting the whole Sunday, we were back working with full speed ahead yesterday. Since it´s too cloudy and snowy to see any nothern lights, we stayed in the suite and got a lot of work done, mostly on the walls. It was a really cold day, one of those days when it actually feels […]