Silfurberg crystal, Peltier cooling plate, Heat sink, Fan.
Wiolators: Reykjavík Edition, Reykjavik Art Museum, IS
The cooling device is constantly keeping the crystal below freezing allowing the moist in the surrounding air to condense on its side and slowly freeze around the crystal. The more people visiting the museum the more ice accumulates around the crystal.
The Silfurberg crystal (or Iceland Spar), is a crystal found in the mountains of Iceland. However it is no longer legal to excavate them from here, and the crystals sold in the Icelandic souvenir shops are instead imported from Central America