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⁣SHROUD at Gallery Luisotti until 31 May 2019

Read about SHROUD by @simonnorfolkstudio and @klausthymann in the LA Times…⁣
⁣On the Furka Pass in Southern Switzerland, there is a small shop that carves an ice grotto into the nearby Rhône glacier and charges tourists to experience inside the blue ice. It has therefore been worth their money attempting to slow the glacier’s retreat. They have invested heavily in a special thermal blanket that has kept about 25m (82ft, in depth) of ice from disappearing, and has kept the ice grotto intact. However, after a few harsh winters on the mountain, the blanket is starting to disintegrate. And unfortunately the method is not scaleable: we cannot do this to all the world’s ice; the gesture is as forlorn and doomed as the glacier itself. There is something insane about trying to reverse the inevitable, it is as if the glacier has wrapped itself in preparation for its own funeral.⁣
⁣SHROUD by @simonnorfolkstudio and @klausthymann at Gallery Luisotti until 31 May 2019.

2525 Michigan Avenue Number A2 Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday: 10:30am–6pm; Saturday: 11am–6pm.

Tel: 1.310.453.0043⁣

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