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Sandrine Elberg

JÖKULL

Self-published — 2020
SFr. 65.00
Pages: 44
Edition: 100 copies numbered and signed
Dimensions: 21 x 30 cm
Language: English
ISBN:

On August 18, 2019 in Iceland, a commemorative monument was unveiled in honor of Okjökull (officially decommissioned in 2014), the first glacier to disappear on the subarctic island. A letter to the future was erected on the site of the dead glacier, marking the first report due to climate change in the world. On this golden letter plate, we can see the mention 415 ppm CO2, in reference to the record level of concentration of carbon dioxide recorded in the atmosphere in May 2019. According to researchers and scientists, Iceland loses about eleven billion tonnes of ice each year. They fear the disappearance of 400 glaciers on the island in two hundred years if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate. JÖKULL is a tribute to the sublime, to the glaciers of Iceland with their faults, scars, swirls, moulins and crevices. The different points of view are shown under the moon and the starry skies of the island for an invitation to contemplation and dreaming. This artwork contributes poetically to the memory of glaciers.

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