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'Requiem for a Glacier' exhibit open for viewing

By Contributor
January 12th, 2014

Oxygen Art Centre would like to thank everyone who made it out in record numbers to the exhibition opening and artist talk for Paul Walde’s “Requiem for a Glacier”. 

Unfortunately it’s been made aware some folks thought the exhibition was closed because all the windows have been blacked out to make the gallery dark for the projections! 

The exhibition will be open until February 8th on Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5 p.m. 

Oxygen is located at 320 Vernon St (alley entrance) in Nelson.

Requiem for a Glacier exhibit began showing Friday (January 3).

In this era of environmental transformation, most people now understand that the ravages of global warming pose a real threat to the future of our planet.

The sound and video installation Requiem for a Glacier by artist Paul Walde explores the boundaries of a growing national and international movement of art practices produced with consideration for the wider impact of the work and its reception in relationship to its environment, where a representation of nature has been replaced by direct intervention.

Because of the physical demands required to access the site-specific glacier location and because of the sheer number of volunteers who participated, this project exemplifies to what extremes a community’s engagement with an issue can lead them and how powerful unified creative expression can be.
Requiem for a Glacier prematurely memorializes BC’s Jumbo Glacier area, an ancient feature of the landscape leftover from the last ice age, now under immediate threat from global warming and resort development.

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