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The Longitudinal Installation


image:  Xavier Cortada, The Longitudinal Installation (at the South Pole), 2007.



About the Project

"I will place 12 pairs of shoes in a circle around the ceremonial South Pole as a temporary installation. Placing the shoes next to each other as a proxy for people across the globe, I aim to conceptually diminish the distance between them."

-- Xavier Cortada           



Xavier Cortada painted and placed 24 in a circle around the North and South Poles, each representing a person living in a different part of the world affected by climate change. The shoes were placed next to each other in their respective longitudes as a proxy for people in the world below.  After positioning the shoes, Cortada went to each shoe and recited a statement from a person living in that longitude about how climate change affected or will affect them.  






Click here to download The Longitudinal Installation PDF.


Calendar

9/27/2014 » 1/4/2015
Glenbow Museum (Calgary, Canada): Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775 - 2012

11/12/2014 » 12/17/2014
Littoral Creatures: Broward College Exhibit and Lecture

11/19/2014 » 2/1/2015
30 Years on the Road: ArtCenter | South Florida

12/3/2014 » 12/7/2014
Art Basel 2014: FREEDOM celebrates 10th Anniversary of Cortada's MIAMI MANGROVE FOREST

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts


Xavier Cortada
Artist-in-Residence
Florida International University
College of Architecture + The Arts
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 430
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.






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