The Artist Who Is Bringing Icebergs to Paris On a clear day with little wind, in early October, a tugboat set out from the harbor of Nuuk, in southern Greenland, in search of a dozen icebergs for an installation in Paris called “Ice Watch,” by the Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and the
Moment blocks of ice in Disko Bay, Greenland plummet from 160ft iceberg A photographer has captured the split second that huge blocks of ice fell from a giant 160ft-tall iceberg in the middle of the ocean. The incredible moment happened by chance when Alexander Perov tried to take pictures of a yacht passing in the iceberg
45 Days: Iceberg Country In this episode, now 15 days after its departure, the big trimaran advances to the land of ice. Joyon is skippering the 31.5m VPLP-designed IDEC SPORT, which was launched in 2006 as Groupama 3 and later rebranded as Banque Populaire 7 and most recently
IDEC SPORT: Climbing Back to Record Pace But they need to watch out for icebergs. Yesterday, Francis Joyon's crew came within a mile of one of these ice monsters, as big as a cargo ship… They are now enjoying the Southern Ocean. “Yesterday we were engulfed in the mist and came to within a
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Round the world record crews face dangers of ice in the Southern Ocean 'He has also set up a watch system, day and night, where we take it in turns to spot growlers, the blocks of ice that are smaller than an iceberg but still many tonnes, drifting on the surface of the water. There's daylight at 1am, so, the binoculars
The Artist Who Is Bringing Icebergs to Paris - The New Yorker
On a clear day with little wind, in early October, a tugboat set out from the harbor of Nuuk, in southern Greenland, in search of a dozen icebergs for an installation in Paris called “Ice Watch,” by the Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and the... The installation, a circle of icebergs with a circumference of twenty metres, is installed at the Place du Pantheon during this week’s Climate Change Conference. The captain of the tugboat was Kuupik Kleist, the former Prime Minister of Greenland, an affable man in his late fifties who was born and raised north of Nuuk. “Ninety per cent of our country is covered by ice,” Kleist says. “It is a great part of our national identity. We follow the international discussion, of course, but to every Greenlander, just by looking out the window at home, it is obvious that something dramatic is happening. The idea of “Ice Watch” is twofold: the ice is arranged like a watch, or a clock face, to indicate the passing of time. and, in real time, observers will be able to watch the ice melt. It leaves navigation to the people who are inside it. It is a mistake to think that the work of art is the circle of ice—it is the space it invents. And it is on a street in Paris—and a street in Paris can’t be more important than it is right now. In Greenland, sailing out in the Davis Strait, past Nuuk Harbor, trawling slowly, the ice Kleist was looking for wasn’t just any kind of ice but icebergs made of compressed snow—snow that has fallen for tens of thousands of years—which have broken... “For Paris, the ice gave us big chunks. ” The largest chunks of ice displayed in Paris are just short of ten tons, which is about the size of three New York City cabs piled on top of each other. Minik Rosing, whose work on photosynthesis in.www.newyorker.com
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