In the past few decades, the south peak of Kebnekaise, Sweden’s highest mountain (which mainly consists of a glacier), has been melting due to the warming climate. It’s getting so bad that the rocky north peak threatens to take over as the highest point in Sweden, enticing climbers to attack the more-dangerous route to reach Sweden’s highest peak. To help halt the melting, artists Bigert & Bergström have deployed a golden cloth to protect the south peak. Last summer, a 500 square meter reflective golden cloth was deployed on the mountain’s south peak and for several summers prior, similarly large areas of the glacier were covered in the reflective cloth, which has successfully saved 3 meters of glacial ice each summer. Known as the Rescue Blanket for Kebnekaise, the artists are now featuring an exhibition of the project called The Freeze. The project was shown at Gallery Belenius Nordenhake in Stockholm.

+ Bigert & Bergström