Waiting For Climate Change at Beaufort04
‘follow the leader’ from ‘waiting for climate change’ by isaac cordal, 2012 carved figurines submerged in sand and water in nieuwpoort, belgium
Isaac cordal: waiting for climate change beaufort04, beaches of de panne, belgium on now until september 30th, 2012
Spanish-born, brussels-based artist isaac cordal has developed a miniature environmental installation series entitled ‘waiting for climate change’. Cordal’s temporary works exist in public spaces; the absence of walls surrounding the exhibit allows for the pieces to be accessed by passers-by in addition to the viewers who would normally seek out the artist’s work.
The assemblage of carved figurines, all measuring no larger than 25 cm, have been placed throughout thirty locations across nine coastal municipalities of the flemish coast. Cordal’s ‘waiting for climate change’ has been developed for the fourth triennial of contemporary art by the sea in 2012, beaufort04.
The installation reflects the passivity and the lack of interest that many people feel towards the hopeless state of earth’s health. The sculptures are waiting for the consequences of global warming, that is to be drag away by the sea, but they are not doing anything to change their situation.
a suit-clad male figure with a child’s inner tube rests in a small pool of water
thirty miniature figurines wade into a small pool of water near the sea
alternate view of the wading figures