PROJECT PRESSURE PRESENTS IMAGES FROM ALL SEVEN CONTINENTS HIGHLIGHTING THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE AROUND THE GLOBE
KÜHLHAUS BERLIN, GERMANY
Unlike wildfires and flooding, glaciers are not part of the weather system and, when looking at glacier mass loss over time, one can see the result of global heating. This makes glaciers key indicators of the climate crisis. Since 2008 the climate change charity Project Pressure has been commissioning world- renowned artists to conduct expeditions to document changes to the world’s vanishing glaciers, the consequences for billions of people, and efforts made to limit melting.
This exhibition emphasises the importance of glaciers in a scientific, illustrative and dramatic way. Featuring images from all seven continents, the works range in scale from the planetary level to the microscopic biological impact, with artistic interpretations giving audiences unique insights into the world’s cryosphere, its fragile ecosystem, and our changing global climate.
MELTDOWN brings together a group of international artists and leads the viewer on a journey in three chapters - The Importance of Glaciers, Current Issues and Meltdown Consequences. The show is created to inspire, activate visitors, and incite real behavioural change by demonstrating how climate change is a global issue and international collaboration is vital to any impactful response.
The series of artworks includes artist Peter Funch’s use of vintage postcards as a model for his images of American glaciers to capture the effects of glacial recession; Norfolk + Thymann’s images of part of the Rhône glacier covered in geo-thermal cloth to limit melting; Richard Mosse’s photograph of the ice cave under the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland; and Noémie Goudal’s large-scale photographic installation mirroring the shifting glacial landscape, printed on biodegradable paper.
Broomberg & Chanarin
Norfolk & Thymann