Copyright Julian Charrière, courtesy DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin The Blue Fossil Entropic Stories III: If you lived here, you'd be home by now.
Julian Charrière recently stood atop an iceberg and melted the whole thing with a blowtorch. The thing is, the photographs of that performance are not even the most arresting work he's got on display at Dittrich & Schlechtriem's booth in the Untitled art fair.
What is? Probably the machine that captures pigeons and sprays them with bright dyes before they are released back into city squares.
More on the pigeons in a moment.
"I was trying to melt down an iceberg but there's no way for me to melt it all, so it was always going to be a failure," Charrière says of The Blue Fossil Entropic Stories. Every day, regular folks contribute to the melting of icebergs through energy consumption but only the most dedicated strap a blowtorch on their backs and risk a 30-yard plunge into the waters off Iceland.