isaac cordal: waiting for climate change
beaufort04, beaches of de panne, belgium
on now until september 30th, 2012
spanish-born, brussels-based artist isaac cordal has developed a miniature environmental installation series entitled ‘waiting for climate change’.
the collection of small sculptures were created by cordal as a commentary upon stereotypes of individuals from various backgrounds confronting
the issue of climate change in their differing ways. the artist’s treatment of each miniature character speaks to a passivity many people feel towards
the seemingly futile state of the earth’s health. cordal’s temporary works exist in public spaces; the absence of walls surrounding the exhibit allows
for the pieces to be accessed by passers-by in addition to the viewers who would normally seek out the artist’s work.
the assemblage of carved figurines, all measuring no larger than 25 cm, have been placed throughout thirty locations across nine coastal municipalities
of the flemish coast. in addition to the miniature subjects displayed on the beaches of de panne, belgium, and other sea-side locations, the artist has also
developed several pieces to be shown at villa de chalutier, located in de panne as well.