Thursday, October 8, 2015

Cement Eclipses

Politicians Discussing Global Warming
by Isaac Cordal

Cement Eclipses is a nomadic art project by Isaac Cordal. Small cement figures appear in European urban centers, arranged in sets that the artist calls Following the Leader

Our gaze is so strongly focused on beautiful, large things, whereas the city also contains zones that have the potential to be beautiful, or that were really beautiful in the past, which we overlook. 
- Isaac Cordal 

The degree of permanence in time depends on their luck in the urban jungle, any citizen can become an unwilling spectator, and in this transition, also in the new owner, or collector of piece. 

The Minimum Monument Project - 
by Nele Azevedo 

Nele Azevedo creates thousands of miniature ice figures and travels to prominent cities where she arranges her "Army of Melting Men". 

The concept was developed as a counter to traditional monuments: 
transitory, small, anonymous figures that melt within 30 minutes as opposed to the larger-than-life, stone statues of national heroes.

The installation is part of an urban intervention project. 
Nele  Azevedo

Some commentary from the experts . . . 

That's kind of how we're treating God when he's given us these gifts of abundant and inexpensive and effective fuel sources. God has buried those treasures there because he loves to see us find them. 
- Bryan Fischer, a director at the American Family Association

The whole [global warming] thing is created to destroy America's free enterprise system and our economic stability. 
- Jerry Falwell

Go back 30, 40 years when there was much less air conditioning in the country. When you didn't have air conditioning and you left the house, it may in fact have gotten a little cooler out there, because sometimes houses become hot boxes. . . . Now, 30, 40 years later, all this air conditioning, and it's a huge difference when you go outside. . . .  It's all about the baseline you're using for comparison. 
Rush Limbaugh

Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods. 
- George W. Bush

Al Gore's not going to be rounding up Jews and exterminating them. It is the same tactic, however. The goal is different. The goal is globalization . . . And you must silence all dissenting voices. That's what Hitler did. 
- Glenn Beck

The best thing we can do with environmentalists is shoot them. These headbangers want to make air travel the preserve of the rich. 
- Michael O'Leary, CEO Ryanair.

We don’t know what those other cycles were caused by in the past. Could be dinosaur flatulence.
- Dana Rohrabacher, Rep (R- CA)

It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it. 
Dan Quayle

The dinosaurs died, and we don’t know why, but the world adjusted. And to say that this is what’s going to cause detriment to people, I just don’t think it’s out there. 
- Kevin Sinnette, KY State Rep (D)

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