Whiteout

Boo Chapple

White Out, which is part of an ongoing project called Environmental Anxiety Wearables, provides a tongue-in-cheek look at the tendency for people to exaggerate their environmental efforts to change the world as a way to improve their own personal image. Based off a ridiculous geo-engineering schemes to halt global warming, during AbsoluteZER0 the artist will ask participants to help save the environment by constructing and wearing white hats that will reflect back the heat of the sun as a way to make up for the white surface area being lost in the melting polar ice caps.

Commissioned by ZER01 for the 3rd 01SJ Biennial, and presented with the support of the James Irvine Foundation.


 
 
Image courtesy of artist

Image courtesy of artist

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen