Last month, well know Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson in conjunction with geologist Minik Rosing transported 100 tonnes of ice all the way from Greenland. The ice was cut up in 12 blocks and deposited on Rådhuspladsen, the main square in front of Copenhagen's Town Hall.
The idea behind this 'artistic' stunt was to serve as an eye-opener for global warming. Of course, the ice melted rather quickly since the temperatures were quite mild. The process was slightly accelerated with kids climbing the structures and adults doing rather strange things with the ice. I actually saw two guys sitting on a chair in front of a big block, opening their bottle of Whisky and crushing ice for their drink. Original one would say. I guess the message got across: humans are destroying this planet with their every day being.
The angle: As a keen photographer I could have taken photos of the ice blocks and the effect of the light going through but instead I tried to focus on people's reactions and behaviour. Quite funny to look at what people do when they see a giant ice cube. I mean, everybody has ice cubes in their freezer. The question is: What do people do with their ice cubes? Do they listen to them, photograph them, caress them, talk to them, take selfies with them? You wouldn't think so, would you? Well, dear reader, you'd be surprised!! :)
Call it art and that's a whole different matter! Suddenly we analyse it and do things that are rather strange. I would love to see some of the photos the people below took ;)
To be honest i did the same - but only to try to understand what other people were doing of course ;)
Go on. Try it at home... ;)