is a non-profit art collective of international artists, designers & architects acting globally - created, selected and joined togehter by german industrial designer Franziska Agrawal. With a team of up to 4 people Subzero realizes architectural installations carved out of snow and ice in public space attending international snowsculpting symposiums around the globe since 1999 repesenting Germany.
The installations are created out of the most transitory material of nature: water in its solid aggregate state - snow packed by external pressure. Climate change already affects how much snow falls and how long it lasts. As ephemeral nature's situation is; is each piece of artwork. the Artworks intrinsic ephemerality leaves no trace. Agrawal’s accompanying photographs are recordings of these monumental works in this one moment of perfection - before the natural decay takes its run.
Agrawal's works transcend the borders of design, art and architecture. She holds a industrial design diplom (Dipl.Des/MDES) degree from HfG Pforzheim in Germany + Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, USA and a MBA in international Management.
As essencial part of all ot it - we are interested in new experiences and therefore always open to hear from determined creatives who are interested in a great adventure in and with Snow. Please send inquiries with Resume and work samples to firstname.lastname@example.org
It's all about balance.
The work subject is influenced by concepts of concrete Art and minimalism, whereas through the the reduction to the maximum and geometric creation of order 'esthetic essence' is attained - it’s about balance and the transformation of what is. Interested in Large Scale Installation and it’s intervening monumentality within the human body and interdimensionality within a place to create a transformative ground for perspective change.
"The goal of concrete art is to develop objects for spiritual use, much as man designs objects for material use.” Max Bill
We live in a sensory world of transitory nature. Things existing in the physical reality are never permanent, and we get to experience them as pairs of opposites like cold and heat, pain and pleasure, soft and harsh, self and other, etc. Perhaps the major obstacle for the human race has been to cling to material objects and transitory situations with the illusion that they will last forever. However, with the passing of time, we come to the realization that none of it was ours to keep.
"Thinking of the future, we have to start living in the immaterial world." Abramovic
FI - Nordic Ice Sculpture Competition, FI
FI - Nallikari Snowfest, Oulu
CAN - Silverskate festival, Edmonton, AB
CAN - Snowking, Yellowknife, NT
CAN - Snowfestival, Whitehorse,Yukon
FR - Snow Festival Auvergne
JP- Intl Japan Cup, Nayoro, Hokkaido
RUS - Intl. Snow Sculpture Festival
IT - Ice Games, Valle Aurina
CN - Intl. Snow&Ice Competition, Harbin
CN - Intl Snow Competition, Changbai
CAN - Festival du Voyageur, Manitoba
USA - Intl Championships, Breck, CO
IT - Snow Art Pontebba
IT - Dolomites Snow Festival
CH - Vias d'Art, Pontresina
USA - Snow Days Chicago
LAT - Intl. Ice Sculpture Festival, Jelgava
FIN - Art meets Ice, Helsinki
CAN - Fete d'hiver, Quebec
NOR - Snowsymposium, Hovden
FR - Concours Intl Sur Neige, Valloire
SE - Intl.Championships, Kiruna
DK - Nuuk Snowfestival, Greenland
CAN -Carnaval de Québec City
CAN - Sarnia Snowfest
CAN - London Snowfestival
SE - Sounds of Ice, Hellefors
CH - World Snow Festival, Grindelwald
DE - Snowsymposium, Nebelhorn
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