Saturday, September 15, 2007

Greenpeace and Spencer Tunick Pair Up For Artistic Nude Protest


--art+architecture+design--

In August 2007 American artist Spencer Tunick teamed up with Greenpeace Switzerland and some 600 folks, to pose naked on the largest glacier in Europe in the name of art and environmental activism.

The site is The Great Alestsch and has shown to be highly susceptible to climate change, retreating some 377 feet in a single year (2005-2006) and is expected to shrink 80% by 2100. The Aletsch serves as a sad example of what the environmentalist community awaits of all of Switzerland, a complete disappearance of most glaciers by 2080. The art installation served as a means to "symbolize the vulnerability of the glaciers under climate change," Greenpeace said in a statement.

Tunick adds this to his already impressive resume of installations including 7,000 nudes in Barcelona and his largest installation to date, 18,000 nudes he photographed in Mexico City.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy reading your blog, it always has great insight. But I am very frustrated with the media’s lack of questions to the presidential candidates about global warming.

The Daily Green just put an article out talking about how the presidential candidates are not being asked where they stand on the issue of the climate change - this is surprising to me considering its such a MAJOR concern to people. I just saw a poll on www.EarthLab.com that says people care a lot what their next leader thinks about global warming (after you take it they show you the results). Does anyone know of another poll or other results about this subject?

If not, go to http://www.earthlab.com/life.aspx and take their poll to see which way the results go. This is a pretty legit website; they are endorsed by Al Gore and the alliance for climate protection and they have a carbon footprint calculator. No matter which political party you vote for this is an important issue for our environment, our economy and for homeland security.