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Beyond | Ice Age Contemplation | Greenbelt 2009

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Ice block weighing 1.5 tonnes containing numerous objects for poetic contemplation. The idea was that the objects would be gradually released as the ice melted over the festival weekend. The spire was to make it more church-like.

Embedded in the ice were a number of little perspex crosses, some rosaries, sunflowers and in the spire a statuette of Jesus.

 

Initially people were fascinated and touched the ice gently.

However soon children began to attack it aggressively with hammers, stones and concrete blocks to get at the objects inside.

 

By Saturday afternoon the block had been pushed off its plinth and destroyed.

For the full story see Beyond's blog entry.

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