Reflections

Large-scale intervention in the Antarctic territory: a reflective fabric that covers the areas with the highest thaw rate. With it, an attempt is made to disperse the sun’s rays back into the atmosphere, avoiding their excessive heating, and therefore delaying their thaw.

The rocks, due to their dark color, absorb solar radiation, generating an increase in temperature that influences the thawing of the glacier. A reflective fabric covers a sector of one hundred square meters of them to prevent their absorption and scatter the sun’s rays back into the atmosphere. During the performative installation, temperature measurements were made that demonstrate the plausibility of the project.