Losing Winter / Pierderea Iernii
2018, audio, video, ice sculpture, community exchanges and collaborations
Pierderea Iernii / Losing Winter is a community art project in the form as an audio-visual 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 realized with the Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana (MNAC) in Bucharest, Romania through exchanges with local citizens, collaborators, and businesses. At the heart of the project are recordings of narrated memories from Bucharest citizens 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 includes over 100 audio memories and Melt, a video featuring a series of unique ice sculptures inspired by selected memories. The project was presented as a multi-media exhibition at MNAC in September 2018.