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ArtCenter/South Florida Presents: Climate Sync by Tom Scicluna

June 6, 2017 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Climate Sync by Tom Scicluna is an inverted yet fully operational alternating time and temperature display unit installed above the main entrance to theArtCenter/South Florida, located at 924 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. The commercially produced upside-down LED display critically invokes geographic, social and economic conditions at play concerning the given South Florida environment.

Scicluna’s Climate Sync is part of SEA LEVEL RISE: a series of site-specific temporary public art interventions exploring the topic of rising seas and its impact on South Florida, organized by Art in Public Places of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the University of Miami School of Communication.

 

The temperature readings and time display are upside down, on purpose. This provocative outdoor LED is meant to reach millions on one of America’s busiest pedestrian sites. The artist raises awareness about the ticking time-bomb of climate change with this art installation. The upside-down time and temperature call attention to this GPS tracker display unit that will remain on view for one year, through May of 2018. More than six million people will walk across Lincoln Road Mall in Miami Beach during this time.

The new art intervention is meant to alarm passersby who are accustomed to seeing the nearby landmark clock on the rooftop of the 407 building on Lincoln Road . . .

. . . the original mid-century clock (pictured above), has been familiar to pedestrians for decades. Climate Sync’s message serves as a counterpoint and a wake-up call to citizens, with its startling upside-down temperature and time display . . .

The outdoor Lincoln Road Mall is one of America’s busiest pedestrian centers, attracting more than six million people per year.

Tom Scicluna is a Miami-based artist. Some of his past exhibitions include:Some Aesthetic Decisions: Centennial Celebration of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain, at NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale (forthcoming); New Work Miami 2013, at Miami Art Museum; Night Shift, at the Bass Museum of Art; andRendez-Vous 08, at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, France.

Continuing a trajectory of contemporary artists’ radical engagement with ecology and environmentalism, Art in Public Places of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the University of Miami School of Communication are pleased to announce SEA LEVEL RISE, a series of site-specific temporary public art interventions exploring the topic of rising seas and its impact in South Florida.

Located at scattered sites throughout Miami-Dade County and ranging from installations to film screenings to event-based interventions, artworks will take place throughout a year of programming launching in April of 2017.

In an effort to bring broader awareness to the topic, each artist has been paired with a student(s) from the University of Miami School of Communication to produce a short documentary video on each project as part of their class curriculum.

Support for SEA LEVEL RISE is provided by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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