On Biology: Olafur Eliasson
In 2014, Olafur Eliasson, artist from Denmark, created an installation where 30 blocks of ice, removed from Greenland waters, were placed in front of the Tate Modern in London.
The work known as "Ice Watch", brought attention to the enormous impact of global warming in our lives. As the blocks melted and the days passed, viewers were able to watch live what's happening on our planet. The beauty of the ice and the sound it emanates from turning into water until it completely disappears, touched spectators in an emotional way, allowing them to understand what it means to have our natural resources destroyed.
Ice Watch lives in our imaginations as it raises one of the most urgent questions regarding current times: the imminent threat of extinction caused by global warming. It is a haunting thought, planted in our imaginations through an ephemeral experiment.