#Repost @lacunaprojects with @get_repost ・・・ ‘What on earth is going on with Earth?’ #OlafurEliasson on bringing ice blocks to London just outside @tate Modern “The idea is to make tangible what on earth is going on, or, in fact, what is going on with Earth” ⠀ ⠀ Twenty-four blocks will be displayed outside Tate Modern, where Eliasson’s survey exhibition will open in July, while six more will be placed outside Bloomberg’s European headquarters in the City (Bloomberg Philanthropies is sponsoring the project). It is timed to coincide with a meeting of world leaders at the COP24 climate change conference in Katowice, Poland, and follows an alarming report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which gave the stark warning that we have a 12-year window to limit the worst effects of climate change.⠀ ⠀ The blocks were responsibly taken out of the waters of the Nuup Kangerlua fjord where they had separated from the ice sheet. The harvested ice is “very compelling” to look at, Eliasson says. “It’s really touching, very beautiful. It contains lots of small bubbles, and as the ice melts, the bubbles crack like popcorn—it’s like a little concert of bubbles.”⠀ ⠀ Time is an important theme in the work, as the public watches 15,000-year-old glacier ice melt and disappear within a week. “The risks and worries [of climate change] are outside of our lifespan. That’s why I think it’s always great to have a child or a grandchild in the room when you have a climate discussion. We need to be less egoistic and see beyond our lifetime.”⠀ ⠀ https://ift.tt/2G72yus