2018 - ongoing, site-specific multimedia community art project
Losing Winter is a participatory art project and archive of memories and emotions about the season of winter, using human recollection of weather to provide a glimpse of climate change as it intersects with individual lifetimes. The project was first realized with the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Romania (Romanian title: Pierderea Iernii) through exchanges with local citizens, collaborators, and businesses. At the heart of the project are recordings of narrated memories from participants about a winter from their past. Intertwined with these memories are details of personal, political, and historical events, familial and cultural customs, emerging naturally as a consequence of the particular memory shared. The project in Bucharest included a series of unique ice sculptures created in response to selected memories which are the subject of Melt, a high resolution video that documents the melting sculptures positioned in various key locations in and around the museum.