In Inupiaq tradition, a tribe of indigenous people from northwestern Alaska, glaciers carry memories from the past and communicate them in song. The climate crisis has become a terrifying reality that includes seeing the end of glaciers — the end of these sung histories — happen before our eyes. Once a Glacier shows a gesture of nurturing, and whether the girl's efforts are successful or not, the work suggests a poignant level of grace and humility for moving forward into the future. The project is inspired by own experience of the artist Jiabao Li from a year that she lived in Alaska.

Jiabao Li
Jenny Qinya Guo
Saint Denis
Natalia Severina
Kirill Klochkov
Matt McCorkle
Joan Naviyuk Kane
Boxiang Yu
Carolyn Nahyoumaurak
Annika Schmidt
Cooper Galvin
Julie Decker, James Temte
Marco Tedesco

New Museum
New-York, USA, 2022
NYC Climate Week
New-York, USA, 2022
Raindance Film Festival
London, Great Britain, 2022
IDFA Doc Lab
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2022
Austin, USA, 2023
Times Art Museum
Chongqing, China, 2023
Today Art Museum
Beijing, China, 2023
Currents Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 2023
Perception Omnifold
Indiana, USA, 2023
The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic, 2023