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World’s Largest Artwork Created on Frozen Lake Baikal!

Posted By Moe Beitiks On August 11, 2010 @ 7:30 pm In Art,Design,Environment,Water Issues | 6 Comments

sustainable design, green design, lake baikal, eco art, land art, jim denevan, anthropologie [1]

A team of eight people committed to walking in circles for art, including a documentary filmmaker and a photographer. Given the ethereal nature of the piece, it’s not surprising how important documentation is to the process. After all, ice [2] is one of the most potent artistic materials [3] of our modern age [4]. The team lived in a yurt in the center of the lake, building a fire on the lake bed every night (it would re-freeze every morning). Though the artwork melted away in May, the experience is chronicled on The Anthropologist [5], a site for promoting new work by Anthropologie. Yep. The folks who put together those massive store displays sent eight people to Siberia to draw circles. And thanks for that.

+ Jim Denevan [6]

+ The Anthropologist [5]

Via ArtInfo [7]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/11/worlds-largest-artwork-on-frozen-lake-baikal/circles-on-lake-baikal/

[2] ice: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBgQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inhabitat.com%2F2010%2F02%2F24%2Fice-records-play-the-songs-of-melting-glaciers%2F&ei=GdtgTI_IFJO4sQPTuNS3CA&usg=AFQjCNE496_YJ6AHypHuDH94ZvjvG0Dj8w&sig2=kXc7GDFO31-eoISMX-woYw

[3] potent artistic materials: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=6&ved=0CC8QFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.inhabitat.com%2F2009%2F02%2F14%2Feco-art-frozen-furniture%2F&ei=ONtgTPygDIK-sQOBqfCLCA&usg=AFQjCNE3-1s62HNc0awKTMUm2SoPf2Qtjg&sig2=Tn0xnayMPCj0BeMxJrgUkQ

[4] our modern age: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/07/25/the-cloud-project-creates-ice-cream-clouds/

[5] The Anthropologist: http://theanthropologist.net/#/Home

[6] + Jim Denevan: http://www.jimdenevan.com/

[7] ArtInfo: http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/35392/anthropologie-sponsors-the-worlds-largest-artwork/

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