A 0°C Globe
A 0°C Globe

A 0°C Globe

model of a globe made out of frozen water, globe's standard, a platform of plaster

This globe - made out of ice - starts melting once it is exhibited above freezing point. The original form of the globe, as it exists below 0°C, is present purely in the title: the viewer can only imagine it.
A 0°C Globe is a cyclical one-day artwork - it has to be refilled and frozen on a daily base. The curator is asked to freeze the globe overnight. Before opening time the frozen globe is placed in the standard.

The titles are an important part of the work. With some works, the ideal conceptual form exists exclusively in the title, for instance for 0°C Globe.

Courtesy: Upstream Gallery Amsterdam

Photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij

Text: Marian Cousijn