reading and interpretation of an art piece
is open, I'm glad it can also speak of
urgent matters that threaten our existence
on this planet.

Any future environmental
installations planned?

There is a plan to take the Minimum
Monument to Germany, but still nothing
confirmed.
They look like they have been made in molds rather than individually carved.  Why not
make popsicles and sell them? Is it wasting good water?

Judy Pfaff

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I got this one right away!  "Cool" quiz anyway though.

Nicole Blank

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1-subway riders, NYC subway OR a waiting room; 2-anonymous people;
3-avant-garde artist/photographer Man Ray?

Frank Nollette

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Most of the people in the U. S. this summer are feeling like this little people!!

Dennis Brann

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Temperatures in Berlin were about 73 degrees Fahrenheit (23 Celsius) Wednesday.

Winnifred Evans

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keep your cool man --
hot day in the city --
While having an iced drink on a 100 degree day; the answer clinked with the ice cubes
in my glass. These people will warm your hearts as they melt away.

Mike Dalton

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Haha I know!  I thought about [the melting problem] too...we have a small ice
sculpture exhibit up here in the middle of February and even then if the sun comes out
that day the sculptures will start to melt, can't imagine doing that on warm summer
days!

I love the heat and dread the upcoming fall/winter months.  As soon as the first frost
happens my mind immediately turns toward Spring. :)

Nicole Blank
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Answers:
1.  Melting Men Ice Sculpture, Berlin, Sept 2, 2009
2.  The effects of Global Warming
3.  Nele Azevedo: Melting Men
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August 4, 2012
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Small ice sculptures in the shape of
humans were placed on the steps of the
music hall in Gendarmenmarkt public
square in Berlin on Sept. 2, The Winnipeg
Sun reported.

Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo made one
thousand of the ice figurines, which began
melting immediately on the sun-soaked
cement. Many melted within 30 minutes.
Comments from Our Readers
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Nele Azevedo: Melting Men
icecubicle.net/2009/09/04/nele-azevedo-melting-men/
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Social marketing
seeks to change
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This is for Greenpeace in France,
using imitation icebergs to highlight
for global warming
The image is striking,
of a man who’s body
has ‘melted’ into the
path due to rising
world temperatures

How Marjory Solved the Puzzle
I used Google Images on "ice men" and came up with a ton of pics
for "melting men."

www.greenparenthood.com/blog/2012/03/12/ice-sculptures/icesculpture_001/

I think that's the most succinct link. Artist was Nele Azevedo, making
a statment about global warming.

What amazed me is the scale. Your pic makes them look life sized.
The below link shows them with viewers standing around them,
showing their true (tiny) size.
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Interview with Nele Azededo
www.greenmuze.com/art/interviews/641-nele-azevedo-interview.html
Melting Men is a series of art installations
from the Minimum Monument project created
by Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo. Since 2005,
Azevedo has been setting up her Melting Men
in various countries around the world.
Although originally intended as a critic of the
role of monuments in cities, environmentalists
around the world are adopting her work as
climate change art. We caught up with Nele
Azevedo to ask her for a bit more information about her popular art installations.

Why did you make the installation?

The installation is part of an urban intervention project, called Minimum Monument.
The project is a critical reading of the monument in the contemporary cities. In a
few-minute action, the official canons of the monument are inverted: in the place of the
hero, the anonym; in the place of the solidity of the stone, the ephemeral process of the
ice; in the place of the monument scale, the minimum scale of the perishable bodies.

The project started with solitary figures, later a multitude of small sculptures of ice
were placed in public spaces of several cities. The memory is inscribed in the
photographic image and shared by everyone. It is not reserved to great heroes nor to
great monuments. It loses its static condition to gain fluidity in the urban displacement
and in the change of state of the water. It concentrates on small sculptures of small
men, the common men.

Was the latest installation timed to coincide with the Climate Change Talks?

All the interventions took place in several cities of several countries, like São Paulo,
Campinas, Ribeirão Preto, Brasilia,
Salvador e Curitiba, in Brazil, Paris
(France), Havana (Cuba), Braunschweig
(Germany), Porto (Portugal) and Firenze
(Italy).

How many figures were there in the
installation?

The amount of sculptures depends on the
place. The place where the intervention
happens has always an historical meaning to the town. For instance, the Dom Joao I
Plaza, in Porto - Portugal, or the medieval plaza with the bronze lion, in Braunschweig.

In Sao Paulo there were 300 sculptures in April 2005. Later that year, 400 ice figures
melted on the L'Opera Stairs and Mairie du Novienne, in Paris. In June 2006 more than
500 melting man were placed in Braunschweig Plaza and in September there were 1000
sculptures melting in the city of Porto. This year the intervention took place in Firenze,
Italy were 1200 ice sculptures were placed in the stairs of Instituti delle Inocenti at the
Piazza della Santíssima Annunziata, built by the renaissance architect Brunelleschi. As it
always happens, the people who were there were invited to help build the monument,
placing the ice figures.

When there are more sculptures, the bigger the impact, and it reaches a monumental
scale.

How long do the installations last?

The actions lasts 30 to 40 minutes. It depends on the weather at the site of the
intervention.

Are you a climate change activist?

No. I'm an artist, master of visual arts from the University of Sao Paulo (UNESP). This
work was conceived as a critical view of the official historical monuments. As the
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The installation was hosted by the German branch of the World Wildlife Fund for
Nature (WWF) to draw attention to climate change.

I moused around the web a little more and found out that Azevedo has been setting up
her Melting Men in various countries since 2005. It turns out she originally intended the
tiny, ephemeral multiples as a critique of the role of monuments in cities.

“The installation is part of an urban intervention project, called Minimum Monument,”
she explains in a December 2008 interview with the Green Muze website.

“The project is a critical reading of the monument in the contemporary cities. In a few-
minute action, the official canons of the monument are inverted: in the place of the
hero, the anonym; in the place of the solidity of the stone, the ephemeral process of the
ice; in the place of the monument scale,
the minimum scale of the perishable
bodies.”

But environmentalists around the world
have been adopting Azevedo’s Melting
Men as climate change art. Azevedo is
going with it:

In Sao Paulo there were 300 sculptures in
April 2005. Later that year, 400 ice figures
melted on the L’Opera Stairs and Mairie
du Novienne, in Paris. In June 2006 more than 500 melting man were placed in
Braunschweig Plaza and in September there were 1000 sculptures melting in the city of
Porto.

This year the intervention took place in Firenze, Italy were 1200 ice sculptures were
placed in the stairs of Instituti delle Inocenti at the Piazza della Santíssima Annunziata,
built by the renaissance architect Brunelleschi. As it always happens, the people who
were there were invited to help build the monument, placing the ice figures.

When there are more sculptures, the bigger the impact, and it reaches a monumental
scale.

It’s an interesting full circle that has happened with Azevedeo’s ice people. She started
with small works to draw attention to common people (rather than heroes). Now, even
if the piece does take up the kind of space that makes the piece feel monumental, the
feeling of perishable bodies – and a
perishable planet – captivates attention. It
allows an individual-to-individual (human-
to-figurine) interaction that is rare in most
discussions about climate change.

(P.S. Many other news sources
mentioned this week’s Berlin melt too, but
the Winnipeg Sun’s article has a great
slide show so I recommend it as tops.)
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hundreds of snowmen to protest the effects of Global Warming on
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They were set out in Berlin, Germany (and several other places since):
http://www.dsgnwrld.com/1000-ice-men-melt-in-berlin-germany-9169/

There. Enough for a minute :)

Marjory Wilser