Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Founding Fathers of Houghton at Work

The recent donation of ice has given the project a new identity. The look of a geological formation continues to address culture and nature in terms of mining natural resources and technology's impact on the environment.

Eric Peterson, Mayor of Houghton, Tom Merz, Ex-Mayor of Houghton and Scott MacInnes, City Manager of Houghton, work together hoisting 250 lb. blocks of ice into the tank.

Last evening we addressed the City Council members to inform them of our project. We thanked them for their generous donation & explained how their contribution was a defining pivotal experience adding a deeper layer of meaning to the Frozen Car. The city of Houghton is immersed in mining culture. Adding harvested ice has brought this cultural element into the piece. Scott MacInnes is on the far left and Mayor Eric Peterson, the far right.

5 comments:

Mary said...

I like the new direction. I can envision what you originally had in mind..sort of a car in an ice cube. But this is both more visually and intellectually engaging to me.

Thanks for the project!

Mike Mello said...

Great installation! It makes me think of the auto industry's advancements in fuel economy, and that those figures need to keep improving. I'm excited to see if the engine block cracks under the pressure of the ice, which, to me, would further an idea of nature reclaiming a machine.

WeasleWes said...

Cherry slushies are out. It's now time for a....

Bossa Nova

just add...

3/4 oz dark rum
1/4 oz apricot brandy
1/4 oz Galliano® herbal liqueur
5 oz pineapple juice
1/2 oz lemon juice

Pour over ice and shake well. Hmmm, the shake well part might be hard.

The Frozen Car Project said...

Hi Mary-

Nice to hear from you & thank you- the change in the work definitely reflects the area, our concept and also the philosophy behind our projects. Glad that you agree!

Hi Mike-

Yes. those figures hopefully will keep improving ... The engine however, will not have its chance to crack as it was removed prior to icing ...

Hey Weaselwes ...

Sounds like you think our next project should be in Brazil perhaps??

Bangalore RWD said...

I like to spend my vacation time in any cold place such as mountain region with my loved one.
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