‘minimum monument’ by néle azevedoimage © néle azevedo

 

 

brazilian artist néle azevedo has sent designboom her latest work from her ‘minimum monument’ project, presented as part of the belfastfestival 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 charactersfull 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.

 

 

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

 

 

ice men by nele azevedo in belfast, irelandthe carefully prepared intervention that slowly thawed under the heat of the dayimage © néle azevedo

 

 

ice men by nele azevedo in belfast, irelandthe project was selected by the curator of the event as a tribute to titanic victimsimage © néle azevedo

 

 

ice men by nele azevedo in belfast, irelandthe figures sit slouched, with legs dangling – an oddly charming set of characters full of aloof charismaimage © néle azevedo

 

 

ice men by nele azevedo in belfast, irelandimage © néle azevedo

 

 

ice men by nele azevedo in belfast, irelandimage © néle azevedo

 

 

ice men by nele azevedo in belfast, irelandthe cool roomimage © néle azevedo