Art suite: Cairn Forest
Annie Hanauer and Matt Chan
Cairns, traditionally used to mark a path, become symbols of a destination, goodwill and a sense community between strangers. The suite uses ice slabs stacked on top of each other, creating a grove of ice cairns in a snowy landscape.
“We used ice cairns to mark out ICEHOTEL as an amazing and unique destination, just as ICEHOTEL will leave a mark on each person who visits. We want the visitors to feel they are sleeping close to the wild, and to celebrate the raw beauty of ice.”
ANNIE HANAUER is a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer. Born in America, she currently lives in London but performs her works all over the world. She loves traveling, cooking, the outdoors, and finding new adventures great and small.
MATT CHAN is a British architect and exhibition designer. He rock climbs, plays piano, and makes sourdough bread in his spare time. He loves making things and has co-led construction workshops for Cardiff University.
MEI CHAN is an architect based in London. She has a fascination with the process and the craft of making. She enjoys photography and discovering new uses for material.
Photo: Asaf Kliger