Contemporary Air Archive (2019 & ongoing)



If global temperatures continue to rise, we can speculate that in the future,­­ our generation’s layer of ice will melt and no longer be present in the natural archive. Therefore, this project undertakes creating a tangible, observable and sustainable archive of today’s air—through the creation of glass structures—for future scientists to discover.

The glass archive was started in May 2019 and is ongoing. Around the beginning of each month, when the wind comes from sea, I fill two glasses with air on the beach of Scheveningen (NL). The first edition of air is intended for exhibitions and the second edition is carefully archived for scientists in the future. 

This project is a sequel of Climate Archive.



Mark