The ICE Machine is a sculpture that GROWS ICE perpetually regardless of the temperature of its surroundings.
THANK YOU for your interest in our project!
This sculpture will be featured in FIGMENT 2012 which is June 9-10 in NYC, we are extending our pledge past the date to give you a bit more time to show your support.
WHAT is the ICE machine?“The ICE Machine” is a steel sculpture that GROWS ICE perpetually regardless of the temperature of its surroundings. It produces a freeze and thaw cycle that makes the sculpture change constantly, showing water and ice in its various states.
It cyclical nature and constantly changing appearance makes the piece highly experiential – highlighting an element of artistic purpose by creating the piece in the first place, but allowing nature and its purpose to create something beyond our control.
WHY we need your support to install it in FIGMENT 2012?
The ICE MACHINE is aself-contained, complex machine that houses water pumps, freezing mechanisms, and robotics. Its complexity makes it expensive to install and bring to life. It is important that this piece be included in FIGMENT, as the environment is perfect and seemingly in-line with the presentation of the piece in general.
"We want to share this piece. Make people wonder: how can ice be growing (and glowing) in summer, in the middle of a park?
It is an unnatural and natural experience at the same time. It is unexpected. It is magical."
WHO are we?
An artist and an art director based in Brooklyn in our first collaboration..
Joseph O'Donoghue is a Brooklyn-based self-taught sculptor. He works mostly with ice, steel, and wood. O’Donoghue work focuses on creating pieces where nature can develop the aesthetic of the piece through its most times orderly randomness. Further, allowing the pieces to perpetually change in form and rhetoric, including: nature, ice/water patterns, aging wood, molding, rusting etc. In regard to our relationship to this process, he explains, "Everybody can relate to ice, ice is water and we are 70% water. Ice is so much of our everyday lives -- in so many ways -- here I present it as art."
O’Donoghue has collaborated in the past twenty years with artists such as, peter beard, David Lachapelle, Irving Penn, Jeff Koons, Judson Baker.
& Pilar Zimmermann self-taught art director/ event designer has been working in the marketing world for the past 5 years creating experiences from a wide range of brands. Pilar is starting to use her abilities to help art projects grow and develop.
"Joe was one of the first people I met when I moved to NY. For the past years (after 9/11) Joe was mainly dedicated (working an amazing amount of hours) to keep his ice sculpture business running and true to the craft putting the art side a bit on hold. He is a true artist, his talent has impressed me throughout the years. This is our first collaboration and FIGMENT is the perfect environment to make this happen. - He was there for me then now I'm here for him " P.Z
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■ Receive a picture/postcard of the ice machine signed by the artist ■ "KEEP FROZEN" t-shirt ■ Tour of our Brooklyn based "ice fantasies" to learn how our ice sculptures are made ■ Get your own mini ice sculpture with a frozen flower inside to take home. Put it in you freezer and use it in you next event!Estimated delivery:
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