The Imperfect Atlas at MELTDOWN at The Natural History Museum Vienna
MELTDOWN has work from every relevant continent on the planet and leads the viewer on a journey in three chapters. The first section, The Importance of Glaciers, provides an introduction to the subject. We learn how year-on-year comparative images illustrate glacier mass loss and the impact of climate change. Artist Peter Funch uses vintage postcards as a model for his images of American glaciers to capture the effects of glacial recession. These effects are highlighted through his use of RGB tricolor separation. Through his representation of the landscape, Funch aims to address human influence on nature.