there there

there there

2015, digital video loop, ice, ice cream, concrete sidewalk

 

Ice is the medium through which Earth's atmosphere records its long history

Ice is the material whose shift from solid to liquid to gas is most observable to humans.

Concrete is the main medium through which humans construct their infrastructure.

Concrete is the main medium whose fabrication releases a gas that is rapidly changing Earth's atmosphere.

 

One summer, I spilled my ice cream on the sidewalk.

Every summer, I worry about the preciousness of the water in my tears.

I teeter(ed) between frustration and apathy, as I try and tried to pick myself up.


Created for the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center.