ArtCOP21

Precious and Vicious

Installation

30 Nov - 08 Dec 2015, All Day

Wall of Riverside Walk (see photo) or in Sculpture park, Ottawa

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When

30 Nov - 08 Dec 2015
All Day
This is an art installation which will remain in a permanent spot for the duration. Timing is flexible and location can be in a city park or along the river. Work can be hung from wall or trees.

Where

Wall of Riverside Walk (see photo) or in Sculpture park
951 Gladstone Ave.
Ottawa, Ottawa ,  K1Y 3E5
Canada
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The installation, Precious and Vicious, by Gayle Kells and Svetlana Swinimer uses discarded plastic transformed into a waterfall and icicles to expresses concerns about climate change, the coming shortages of water and destructive flooding.

This installation by Gayle Kells and Svetlana Swinimer presents the artists' concerns about environmental issues including climate change, flooding, water disappearance and shortages of fresh water.
As Canadian scientist, Dr. David Suzuki points out:
. . .climate change occurs when long-term weather patterns are altered — for example, through human activity.
. . . Global warming is one measure of climate change, and is a rise in the average global temperature.
Despite the international scientific community's consensus on climate change, a small number of climate change deniers continue to deny that climate change exists or that humans are causing it.

Through the visual process, the artists wish to draw the audience into this conversation through the presentation of two works, Waterfall (artist Gayle Kells) and Melting (by artist Svetlana Swinimer). Here, a presentation of a large scale 'waterfall' made from strips of disposed plastic bags presents a beautiful representation of a waterfall, but on closer examination, plastic dominates the project. Melting gives a clear image of our disappearing water formations as melting droplets travel through the clear plastic 'icicles'.
The artists will be present to encourage conversation with the viewers.

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