Whale Bay, Antarctica No. 4, 84x144, 2016 (reproduction)
December 20 – January 15
24-hour window installation (galleries closed)
January 19 – February 11
In Human Time, the first exhibition of the Climate Museum, explores intersections of polar ice, humanity, and time through installations of work by Zaria Forman and Peggy Weil. The poles of the Earth can seem implacably vast, unchangeable and forbidding. But every week of climate news confirms that polar ice, far from invulnerable, is profoundly affected by human activity. How does this contradiction between invulnerability and fragility reflect on us? What does polar ice tell us about ourselves?
Zaria Forman's installation will include a reproduction of Whale Bay, Antarctica, No. 4, 84x144, 2016 and a time-lapse video depicting the process of making the work. The original work is in private collection, and the reproduction is displayed courtesy of Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle WA.
88 Cores, shown for the first time as part of this exhibition, is a film that descends two miles through the Greenland Ice Sheet in one continuous pan going back 110,000 years in time. Still images of the ice cores will also be on display. The installation is accompanied by a timeline with artifacts relating the Arctic's physical history to its cultural influence and to the science it continues to motivate.