Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Completion date: 2019
For this project, artists Polymetis developed Monument To Arctic Phenomena (M.A.P.), a 20 foot diameter wood and 8 foot tall acrylic installation inspired by the BRANTA pattern.
Monuments serve as reminders. Typically, they commemorate an event or a person. While memory is fleeting, monuments encourage us to tell and retell stories - To invite a history we did not experience into our present lives. But what if the monument is for natural performances that exists in our world but out of reach to most? M.A.P. endeavours to impart the awe-inspiring display of the aurora borealis and the intangibility of arctic sea smoke, arising from the ice floe. It aims to bring elements of the most exotic place on earth to urban audiences for consideration and contemplation. It sits in contrast with its location, aiming in earnest to remind its audience of the marvels of our world.