Here Nene Azevedo installation of small ice figures were documented from start of melt to pools of water to capture the destruction that melt evokes. The figures are installed in public places, they act as an intervention of these spaces. Through the melt the figures become distorted and act as a celebration of the temporary nature of things. The simplicity of the figures combined with their multiples generate a poetic piece that highlights humanity, fragility, memory, the past as well as the future. Where have all these souls gone and where are we going?
http://beautifuldecay.com/2013/12/21/marina-abramovic-seven-artists-make-art-ice/ (accessed 1/3/170
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The above video of her work shows the figures placed in a rural setting, Kendal, Cumbria UK, rather than an urban environment. All the figures are at different stages of melt and sit on stone walls and land. They are like transient beings of the past; present for a short space of time until they evaporate into the atmosphere. The work is very ethereal and conjures a real inquisitiveness from the spectators around them. It is also apparent that these figures are being continuously replenished by individuals to keep the work visual! Something I will need to think about for future showing of ice forms!
http://www.neleazevedo.com.br/pt-videos-monumento-minimo (accessed 2/3/17)
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