We love the clever environmental message that this installation portrays. Azevedo carved 1,000 figures out of ice and situated them on the steps of the concert hall in Berlin’s Gendarmenmarkt square. They began melting within half an hour, which drives home the warning of the project that the melting ice caps will most likely cause sea-levels to rise more than 3.3 feet by 2100.
The drop in temperature to several degrees below zero in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden marks the start of an ephemeral art endeavour. Using frozen water from the Torne River, artists from all over the world visit this small village, 200km north of the Arctic Circle, to create an exclusive art exhibition - Ice Hotel. Each design is created with imagination and hard work, only to melt away under the unforgiving rays of the sun come springtime. All that remains are impressions, memories and photographs. View the artists (and more images) here.
Aerial is a new site-specific installation by Baptiste Debombourg at an old Benedictine monastery called Brauweiler Abbey near Cologne, Germany. Debombourg used numerous sheets of shattered laminate glass to mimic a frothy flood of water rushing into a room.