ice men by nele azevedo in belfast, ireland
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nov 14, 2012
ice men by nele azevedo in belfast, ireland


‘minimum monument’ by néle azevedo
image © néle azevedo

 

 

brazilian artist néle azevedo has sent designboom her latest work from her ‘minimum monument’ project, presented as part of the belfast
festival at queen’s university in northern ireland.
the artwork is a collection of hundreds of carved ‘ice-men’, perched readily side by side on the steps of custom house in the city of belfast,
a carefully prepared intervention that slowly thawed under the heat of the day. the figures sit slouched, with legs dangling – an oddly charming set of characters
full of aloof charisma. the project was selected by the curator of the event as a tribute to titanic victims,  the ephemeral artwork a powerful expression of
the transitory nature of life, and death.

 

 

 
the artwork is collection of hundreds of carved ‘ice-men’, perched readily side by side on the steps of custom house in the city of belfast
image © néle azevedo

 

 


the carefully prepared intervention that slowly thawed under the heat of the day
image © néle azevedo

 

 


the project was selected by the curator of the event as a tribute to titanic victims
image © néle azevedo

 

 


the figures sit slouched, with legs dangling – an oddly charming set of characters full of aloof charisma
image © néle azevedo

 

 


image © néle azevedo

 

 


image © néle azevedo

 

 


the cool room
image © néle azevedo

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