In this edition of People and Places, we meet an artist, Katie Paterson, who's in a very unusual place - an Icelandic lagoon. And how do we hear from her? Well, via her mobile phone, the number of which is on the wall of her latest art exhibit in the Slade School of Fine Art in London.
If you dial Katie's number, you'll hear amazing sounds - icebergs passing by and a glacier cracking and melting. In People and Places we listen to these sounds, and find out why Katie has created this intriguing artwork.
And you can find out more about the language of this week's programme, below.
Vocabulary from the programme
empty, without ornament
as well as, in addition to
to give out information
to provide information
you can use this to emphasise a particular word or phrase, for example, 'the sound of a glacier literally dying'
broadcast as it happens
openly and intentionally
someone who works to protect the environment
someone who takes vigorous action in pursuit of political beliefs
Programme script (pdf - 21 k)
Download this programme (mp3 - 1.8 MB)
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