“In Copenhagen, where the United Nations’ summit on global warming is currently underway, artistsÂ unveiled on Monday what they are calling ‘The CO2 Cube,’ a three-story site-specific artwork that was designed by L.A.-based architect Christophe Cornubert.” — David Ng via Culture Monster
via Millennium ART
Who knew the CO2 Cube is created out of shipping containers?
“Is there anything shipping containers can’t do? Here they are arranged on a barge in St. JÃ¸rgens Lake in Copenhagen to visually represent one metric ton of carbon dioxide stored at standard atmospheric pressure. An average person in an industrialized country puts that amount out monthly.
“[Architect Chrisophe] Cornubert says the message of the shipping containers is deliberate–it calls to mind Copenhagen’s local shipping industry, consumption, and reuse all at once. Two sides of the big cube are covered in a mesh fabric and act as video screens, showing art, news, data visualizations, and other content. Besides all the transportation and construction, the CO2 Cube uses two 20,000 lumen projectors, an audio system, and LED lights.”
via Curbed LA