Theater Basel: Glacier Dreams, 2023

Glacier Dreams by Refik Anadol
12–18 June 2023

Glacier Dreams is Refik Anadol’s groundbreaking new art commission inspired by the beauty and fragility of the world’s glaciers resulting from a long-term research project at the intersection of multisensory new media art, machine learning, and environmental studies. For Glacier Dreams, Refik Anadol processed a dataset of visual materials from online and institutional archives along with additional, personally-collected glacier visuals in Iceland through machine learning algorithms. The resulting audio-visual artwork also features an olfactory component created with a pioneering artificial intelligence model.

Glacier Dreams will be part of 'Finally Saturday', united happening hosted by Art Basel, Bebbi Zine, Kunsthalle Basel, Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum Tinguely, Theater Basel, and Verein Theaterplatz-Quartier; curated by Benedikt Wyss. Program:

Photography: Ingo Höhn/Finally Saturday, 2023

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23. April 2024

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11. February 2024

Buchvernissage: 11. März 2024, 18.30 Uhr Historisches Museum Basel, Barfüsserkirche, Barfüsserplatz 7, Basel Mit Spannung erwartet, nun sind sie da: die ersten vier Bände der neuen Basler Stadtgeschichte sind ab 9. März 2024 überal …mehr


The work premieres on Monday, June 12, and the artist will be present on June 12 and 13.

Refik Anadol will partake in the ‘Basel meets Blockchain’ panel on Monday, June 12 at Theatre Basel.

Commissioned by Julius Baer
Project management: Laura Blagho
Theater Basel project manager: Benedikt Wyss