New participatory art campaign “Underwater HOA” kicks off November 29 with Antarctic Ice Paintings Debut
Climate change should not be a political or partisan issue — it’s happening now and relevant to everyone. We are thrilled to partner with environmental artist Xavier Cortada, because we know art and music can bring people together as a community issue to prepare for the impacts of climate change
On Thursday, Nov 29, 2018, acclaimed environmental artist Xavier Cortada will debut 60 never-before-seen Arctic Ice Paintings and discuss how the very ice he uses to create his art threatens to drown Miami. He’ll be joined by Pinecrest Mayor Corradino and Aliki Moncrief from Florida Conservation Voters to mobilize communities to make climate change and sea level rise visible to all.
On Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 and during Art Basel Miami Beach (Dec. 3-9), Cortada, Rock the Earth, and Florida Conservation Voters will encourage citizens across Miami-Dade County to join the Underwater Homeowners Association and place Underwater Markers numbered from 0 to 17 (the elevation range across Miami-Dade) to depict how many feet of melting glacial water needs to rise before the property is under water.
Xavier Cortada’s science art practice is oriented toward social engagement and the environment. He has created art installations in the Earth’s poles to generate awareness about global climate change
“By mapping the impending crisis, I make the invisible visible,” said Cortada. “Block by block, house by house, neighbor by neighbor, I want to make the future impact of sea level rise something impossible to ignore.”
To learn more about the Underwater HOA project, visit www.underewaterhoa.org. For updates, also follow @UnderwaterHOA on social media and use the hashtag #MiamiUnderwaterHOA. The exhibit will take place Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hibiscus Gallery located in Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL. 33156. There is no cost to participate and light refreshments will be served.