Gallery: Bibigloo: A Glowing Postmodernist Igloo Made of 250 Recycled W...

 
With climate change already melting away many arctic habitats, French artist Bibi wondered how long it would be before native Inuits would be forced to leave their homes. Bibigloo is the vocalization of those concerns through eco art. Bibi calls the glowing, red igloo made of recycled water jugs an "architectural postmodernist inuit concept," and we think it certainly attracts attention to his point.

“The Bibigloo is both a work of land art, design, light source and a plastic art installation,” writes Bibi of his work. “It is a habitat type polyethylene igloo to replace the 20th century igloo traditionally made of ice. Indeed, following the thawing of the ice, innovative solutions must be found to relocate the Inuit people.”

The Bibigloo (the name is a contraction of Bibi and igloo, in case you were wondering) is 4 meters in diameter and 2.8 meters high, so while it’s meant to be an art installation, it’s big enough to work as an actual shelter too. Red LEDs illuminate the water jugs, casting an eerie glow at night. In all, 250 red 20-liter polyethylene recycled tanks were used to build the freestanding structure.

+ Bibi

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