A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting, 2012–ongoing
A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting is a collection of objects related to the physical, political, and economic impacts of climate change. The collaborative project draws on an open call for items from around the world, composing a public record of community-gathered evidence of the effects of rising sea levels, coastal erosion, and desertification.
A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting assembles evidence of the effects of global warming and their social consequences. The ready-made sculptural works portray environmental and social impacts of climate change through a social process driven by the artist’s concept, exploring the participatory aspect of evidence collecting.
Lalla Road, Icacos, Trinidad and Tobago
10.060458, -61.927480. September 10, 2016
Ceramic plate shards; glazed clay; road fragments, asphalt, stones, sand.
Courtesy of the archive (Balkin, et al.); Alicia Milne and Luis Vasquez La Roche. Photo: Milne/La Roche.