Dawn of the Anthropocene by LigoranoReese
This work by LigoranoReese will soon be exhibited at Moving Image New York, an art fair offering a unique viewing experience of single-channel videos, projections, video sculptures and other larger video installations. Moving Image will take place March 5 – 8, in New York City, at the Waterfront New York Tunnel in Mahattan’s Chelsea District. www.moving-image.info
More about this work: On the morning of September 21, 2014, LigoranoReese installed a 3,000-pound ice sculpture of the words THE FUTURE at the intersection of Broadway and 23rd Streets at Flat Iron North Plaza in New York City. This public art work coincided with the U.N. Climate Summit and the People's Climate March--underscoring the necessity for immediate action to confront global warming. The ice sculpture, which originally measured 21 feet wide and 5 feet tall, eventually melted away. During this process, LigoranoReese photographed and filmed the installation’s disappearance, posting it on the internet in real-time. The event combined many forms: sculpture, installation, performance, and internet media event. Dawn of the Anthropocene was so named to describe the effect of humanity on the Earth’s systems. The term comes from Nobel prize scientist Paul Crutzen. In his and other scientists’ view, humanity has entered an age when the power and impact of humans is as great, if not greater, than nature’s.