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Yesterday's Snow (2003-2004)

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On January 31st 2003, a snowman was built outside of the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, and moved into the foyer of the main building. The snowman was placed inside a freezer, where it stayed for a year. Solar panels on a roof, which were visible from the foyer, provided the energy necessary to power the cooling system 24 hours a day.In this way, the snowman survived solely due to the rays of its natural enemy, the sun! On January 31st 2004, the snowman 'celebrated' its one-year anniversary. Two days later it was taken back to where it was originally built and melted away in just a few hours. The title of this work Yesterday's Snow is a wordplay which takes its meaning from a German idiom (Schnee von gestern) for something outdated, something 'from yesterday'.

31st Janaury 2003 Brute Opening Temperature Control, Batteries
The end iafter 367 Tagen on 2nd February 2004 at +8°C (46°F)
On the 6th March 2004, a second snow man was deep-frozen in Rottenburg-Oberndorf near Tübingen. The person who bought the installation accommodated the snow man, which local children had made this time, in the town's guildhall.

Yesterdy's Snow was enabled by the kind support of :
GEROLD WEBER SOLARTECHNIK und ENERGIE Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin LIEBHERR Hausgeräte STECA-SOLAR SCHOENAU-AG EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES FLACHGLAS WERNBERG GMBH GOTZEN.NET


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