On June 29th, 2008, Xavier Cortada arrived at the North Pole to create ritualistic installations addressing global climate change and the melting polar caps. One of Cortada’s performances included a ritual where he fed his fellow travelers pieces of ice collected at the North Pole, thereby integrating the North Pole into their very being.
Above: North Pole Dinner Party (Miami Performance, 2008)
On December 3rd, 2008, North Pole Dinner Party participants ingested ice made with water Cortada brought from this trip. This North Pole dinner took place in Miami on ceramic plates the artist made using the melted polar ice.
Title of Artwork:
Ice Plate, North Pole Dinner Party (Miami)
Sea Ice from the Geographic North Pole, pigment and glaze on ceramic plate