Exhibition: Wayne Binitie: Ice Floor

This exhibition CLOSED on Fri, 14th Feb 2020

This exhibition has finished.

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Cost: Free of Charge


Arup presents Ice Floor, a new Phase 2 commission about climate change that has been developed by UK born artist Wayne Binitie in collaboration with the British Antarctic Survey, a world leading centre for polar science.

Since 1979 summer sea-ice extent in the Arctic has reduced at 10% per decade. Some major glaciers that drain the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets have accelerated by as much as 50%, adding to sea level rise.

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).

Deep ice cores from the polar regions have revealed 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.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

Arup Phase 2 gallery,

8 Fitzroy Street,
London,
W1T 4BQ

Map of Arup Phase 2 gallery