A new climate change artwork – Ice Floor, a new Phase 2 by Wayne Binitie, opens this week at Arup’s Fitzroy Street offices in London.
The work was developed in collaboration with the British Antarctic Survey as part an ongoing science & art collaboration with the Royal College of Art PhD Fine Art student to raise awareness and of ice core research.
Binitie works with glaciologist Dr Robert Mulvaney, Pete Bucktrout (BAS Creative Services Manager) and Linda Capper (Head of BAS Communications). His inspiration comes from studying ice core data and learning about changes in sea ice extent and glacier retreat in both the Arctic and Antarctica
The installation explores the vulnerability of these regions to global warming and how they are subject to conditions like ‘calving’ (large chunks of ice breaking away at random moments).
Watch this film interweave short interviews with artist Wayne Binitie, leading British Antarctic Survey climate scientist Dr Robert Mulvaney, and the materials leader Jo da Silva at Arup.
Deep ice cores from the polar regions reveal more about the link between climate change and the atmosphere than any other scientific technique. In a cold room, specially created for the exhibition, slices taken from Antarctic ice cores appear to float on a solid ice floor.
The exhibition has been made possible through collaboration with the British Antarctic Survey and the kind support of ISOVER.
The exhibition runs from 25 November 2019 – 14 February 2020; Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm. Closed 23 Dec 19 – 2 Jan 2020
Arup 8 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 4BJ