Larsen’s Lost Water

Wimbledon Space

12 Nov - 11 Dec 2015, 10am - 5pm

Wimbledon College of Arts, London


Edwina fitzPatrick


12 Nov - 11 Dec 2015
10am - 5pm
Monday to Friday only


Wimbledon College of Arts
Merton Hall Road
London,  SW19 3QA
United Kingdom
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The exhibition takes its name from Antarctica’s Larsen Ice Shelf. In 2002, part of this vast Shelf fell into the sea. The satellite images of this happening brought global warming and melting Polar ice into the public consciousness. But what happened to this melted water?

The exhibition, timed to coincide with the United Nation’s Climate Change Summit in Paris, considers how relatively uncharted parts of the world – the Polar regions and the deep seas – might be (mis) represented, and how art can offer us a way to engage with and witness something as large and difficult to grasp as climate change or marine pollution.

The show includes pieces such as Bryndis Snaebjornsdottir and Mark Wilson’s nanoq: at out and bluesome, which archives the taxidermied polar bears in the UK’s public and private collections; Tania Kovats’ 'Where Seas Meet'; Lucy + Jorge Orta’s 'Ortawater' project about water; and Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey’s 'Crystal Fish'. The centrepiece of the exhibition is an ocean-going raft designed and created by a team of Wimbledon students collectively named the ‘Raftonauts’.

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