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DC’s ‘Voyage of Discovery’ Exhibition Explores Climate Change in the Arctic
Climate change in the Arctic is the inspiration for a three-artist show, Voyage of Discovery, on display at the Washington, DC headquarters of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The exhibition, created by DC-based artists Michele Banks, Jessica Beels, and Ellyn Weiss, takes viewers on a voyage to a polar region where the iconic, seemingly eternal, landscape of ice and snow is in profound and rapid transition due to climate change.
The centerpiece of the show is Waning Albedo, a collaborative installations by Banks, Beels, and Weiss. A fiber-based piece mounted on a thirty-foot curved wall, Waning Albedo uses gradual shifts in color and texture to evoke the changing surface of the earth in the Arctic region.
Other pieces in the exhibition look at the changes in the Arctic Ocean ecosystem as the water warms. And overall, the exhibition examines the changes wrought by climate change in polar regions at a number of levels.
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