Xandra van der Eijk’s installation explores feelings of ecological grief

A series of 3D-printed models of the foot of a receding glacier in Switzerland feature in this installation by Dutch designer Xandra van der Eijk, which examines the notion of ecological grief.

Van der Eijk took three scans of the surface structure at the bottom of a glacier in the Swiss Alps. She then replicated the terrain as models using thin sheets of bioplastic.

Together with her team, the Dutch designer scanned the glacier using a 3D-scanner attached to a tablet phone. Data was transferred onto a computer using a hotspot directed via her mobile phone.

“The technology though advanced, is still limited, especially in the field with no electricity or wifi,” she explained.

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