Miami artist Xavier Cortada originally painted and placed 24 shoes in a circle around the North and South Poles. The shoes represent a different part of the world affected by climate change. To do the ritual simply place the 12 pairs of shoes in a circle and read the words of those effected by global climate change. At the end, add your 25th quote.
Participate by following these steps:
1. Find a group of 24 people to perform the Longitudinal Installation ritual with and engage in the performance. Click here to download instructions.
2. Document the performance with photos and video.
Xavier Cortada created art installations at the North Poleand South Pole to address environmental concerns at every point in between. He’s been commissioned to create art for the White House, the World Bank, Miami City Hall, Miami-Dade County Hall, Florida Botanical Gardens, the Miami Art Museum, Museum of Florida History, Miami Science Museum and the Frost Art Museum. Cortada has also developed numerous collaborative art projects globally, including peace murals in Cyprus and Northern Ireland, child welfare murals in Bolivia and Panama, AIDS murals in Switzerland and South Africa, and eco-art projects in Holland, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Latvia and Taiwan. Cortada serves as artist-in-residence at the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts.