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CLIMA: Opening reception
November 30, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Monday, NOVEMBER 30
6:00 pm panel | 7:00 pm reception
5 Actions to Stop Rising Seas film screening | Melt | WAIST Line
Opening reception (7 pm):
You are cordially invited to the opening of CLIMA, a solo art exhibit by Xavier Cortada, on Monday, November 30th, 2015
Panel discussion/performances 6 pm
Opening Reception 7pm
Join us for the screening of Cortada’s film, “5 Actions to Stop Rising Seas,” created during the artist’s participation in the Robert Rauschenberg Residency Rising Seas Confab 2015)
WAIST (Western Antarctic Ice Sheet Threat) Line: Using the “Eyes on the Rise” app, participants will determine their homes’ elevation, find out what the impact melting glaciers will have on their property. They will be use a blue tape to mark the WAIST (Western Antarctic Ice Sheet Threat) Line on their home. They’ll bring photo’s of their homes’ WAIST Line of the exhibit.
Melt: Blocks of ice will melt at the steps of the Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment.
CLIMA features new environmental art by Xavier Cortada exhibited alongside a broad range of earlier works–including his polar installations, paintings, drawings, videos and digital works.
During the first twelve days of the exhibit (which coincide with the Paris Talks), Cortada will convene a series of daily participatory performances and panel discussions addressing sea level rise, global climate change and biodiversity loss.
The CLIMA exhibit is presented by the City of Hialeah in partnership with Florida International University Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC), Florida International University College of Arts & Sciences School of Environment, Society and the Arts (SEAS), the Florida International University College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA), and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy –with special acknowledgement of the support from the Rauschenberg Residency/Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.