'melting men' by nele azevedo
'melting men' by nele azevedo
sep 04, 2009

'melting men' by nele azevedo

nele azevedo’s ‘melting men’ on the steps of the concert hall in berlin’s gendarmenmarkt squareimage © reuters

earlier this week, brazilian artist nele azevedo, carved 1,000 figures out of ice and placed them on the steps of the concert hall in berlin’s gendarmenmarkt square. with temperatures of 73 degrees fahreneheit, (23 degress celsius), the ice figures began melting within half an hour. the project entitled ‘melting men’ was meant to bring awareness to the world wildlife fund’s warning, that melting ice could cause sea-levels to rise more than 3.3 ft by 2100.

'melting men' by nele azevedothe men began melting within half an hourimage © reuters

'melting men' by nele azevedo ‘melting men’image courtesy of nele azevedo

'melting men' by nele azevedo a lone melting manimage courtesy of nele azevedo 

  • its great!

  • Impressive and motivational!
    An-eye-opening strategy, simple and to the point explaining our own down fall or the way we will crumble to become dust

  • Robert de Vos:

    Or, you know, if we just keep aging like living things do. It doesn’t have to be an eco-political statement, it might just be about how fleeting life really is and how the only thing we can do while we’re here is try to enjoy it.

    Also, when you talk like that you sound like a douche.

  • que hermoso!!!!!!!!!!

  • I am SOOOO tempted to call this a waste of time…
    But I can’t. Well done.

  • its interesting to see how people react to the pictures. Some see fatalism. others might see rebirth. others might see something totally different. Never stop interacting this way, its’ what makes us beautifully human.

  • just goes to show what ever you make, will eventually dissapear, and we’ll all be forgotten…

  • I love that they’re small pieces. Shows that we’re not so great as we think we are when it comes to environmental ‘laws’. Fantastic project.

  • Such a brilliant way of showing just how quickly we will also disappear if we continue with our destructive policies to the earth

    Robert de Vos
  • They are tiny, I thought there were bigger!


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