Miami artist Xavier Cortada created art at the North and South Poles to help address environmental issues at every point in between.
Cortada placed 24 shoes in a circle around the North and South Pole, each shoe serving as a proxy for a person affected by global climate change in the world. He placed the shoes inches apart along the lines of longitude crossing the place where these individuals live, conceptually diminishing the distance between them.
After positioning the shoes, Cortada went to each shoe and recited a statement from a person living in that longitude about how climate change affected or will affect them.
Please read through the 24 quotes and then add your own.
The “Longitudinal Installation” was to be performed at the Hyatt Regency in Miami during the CIES 2020 Annual Conference. Due to COVID-19, the performance was forced to move online.