In late April 2016 I traveled to Juneau, Alaska, on a journey to visit glaciers and perform Walk like a Glacier: a site-specific intervention in which I carried and displaced a block of ancient glacial ice, walking from the glacier’s tongue of Mendenhall Glacier, all the way down to its glacial lake. During a period of nearly two hours, I traversed a distance of 3,8 km —carrying a block of ice that would slowly melt against my back— until I reached the place at which the glacier ended in the year that I was born; nowadays situated more than two kilometers away from the edge of the glacier’s terminus and increasing.
Walk Like a Glacier book. Photographs, Design and Layout by Carlota Antón.
This 94-page artist book includes a selection of photographs documenting the entire performance, and an essay that positions the action in the context of the history of walking as an aesthetic practice; drawing parallels with other artists and other types of walks such as the procession, the expedition, the protest and the funeral. The essay includes a narration of the entire action, and situates it in the context of the world’s climate crisis.
Please contact me for a digital sample of the book, or a print-on-demand request.
On view at
The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection, NYC.
CDAN. Center for Art and Nature. In-Doc. Huesca, Spain
The Geisel Library Special Collection. University of California San Diego
Harvard University Library Special Collection
Swarthmore College Library Artists Book Collection
Kohler Artists Book Collection. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Yale University. Haas Arts Library Special Collection