5,000 Melting Ice Sculptures In Birmingham Commemorate Victims Of WWI
The exhibition called Minimum Monument took place in Birmingham. 5000 ice sculptures were placed on the steps by the public to remember the men and women – who made sacrifices in #WWI. The Brazilian artiset Nele Azevedo placed the sculptures in Chamberlain Square.
The figures were brought to the installation site in 10 special freezers and set up shortly before the start of the event. Working together with a team of 20 volunteers, it took the artist a fortnight to create all of the little ice sculptures.
“I wanted to break with the traditional characteristics of a monument,“ said Azevedo to Birmingham Mail. “My sculptures remember people who are not remembered by other monuments.“
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