Eric Corriel Studios

multidisciplinary art studio • immersive and interactive public art • video installations • art activism • nyc

Ice Will Be Here

Site-specific, public art digital video installation, 2011

Nighttime photograph of a the back of a man, centered in the frame; behind him is a illuminated storefront window on a street with lots of construction (organge work-in-progress construction cone to his right). Projected in the windows is a hilly winter scene, a geometric rendering of layers of ice stacked on top of each other as snow continutes to fall on top; tree branches sans leaves are silhouetted in front of the projection.
Photo by Keiko Niwa

Ice Will Be Here is a site-specific video installation that imagines the inevitable formation of the next ice age Shown in Brooklyn (NY)

Photo by Kekio Niwa

It is scientific fact that we are living between ice ages. These abnormally warm periods, known as interglacial periods, last anywhere from 12,000 to 50,000 years (Wikipedia). It is generally accepted that we are already over 11,000 years into the current interglacial period. While it is unknown whether climate change will accelerate or delay the onset of the next ice age, it is known that the climate will change and that, it's quite possible that one day perpetual snows will pile sheet of ice upon sheet of ice until mile-thick glaciers stretch from the Arctic Circle to New York Harbor.

Photo by Keiko Niwa

Ice Will Be Here premiered at the DUMBO Arts Festival, September 23 - 25, 2011 in Dumbo, Brooklyn. It was available at 81 Front Street. The piece measures roughly 80' x 9' and runs 23' on loop.

Photo by Keiko Niwa

Ice Will Be Here is a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts and has received financial support from the New York State Council on the Arts. It was created by custom software written by the artist in Processing. The artist would like to thank Mike "Pomax" Kamermans for sharing his outstanding primer on programatic bezier curve creation.

Photo by Keiko Niwa

Ice Will Be Here is a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts.

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