88 CORES: A Monument to the Greenland Ice Sheet

88 CORES: A Monument to the Greenland Ice Sheet

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88 Cores descends two miles through the Greenland Ice Sheet in one continuous pan dating back more than 110,000 years. It premiered at The Climate Museum’s inaugural exhibition, In Human Time, in NYC in 2018 and has been exhibited throughout the U.S. The pace and scale of the work is a gesture towards deep time and the gravity of climate change. Recent research shows that the Greenland Ice Sheet is melting at rates far surpassing earlier estimates. The largest mass of ice in the Northern Hemisphere demands our attention, our respect and urgent action. 88 Cores, as a monument to the Greenland Ice Sheet, directs our gaze to the depths of time and space critical to comprehending, and acting upon, climate change. 88 Cores is part of a series of Underscapes, portraits of the extended landscape in order to confront the scales of deep time and deep space.

88 CORES: A Monument to the Greenland Ice Sheet

by Peggy Weil
media: installation and sculpture
year: 2017
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tags: atmosphere , climate change , extreme weather , ice melting , oceans & seas , sea water rise , temperature rise , water , activism

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