markers-mXavier Cortada, “The Markers,” (South Pole), 2007

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“Xavier Cortada created a series of extensive installations on his Antarctic visit, focusing on the crucial element of time. The Florida native cast an ice replica of a Mangrove seedling that is very slowly making its way over 150,000 years to the coastline. In contrast, he marked the mere 50-year history of human presence at the South Pole with chronological flags stretching across the frozen land.”

Lucy R. Lippard
“Weather Report” exhibition catalog
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art