THUWAL, SAUDI ARABIA
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle investigates diverse subjects such as climate, immigration, identity, scientific inquiry, and social hierarchies, creating both technically complex and formally captivating objects.
Delivered in collaboration with UAP in Brisbane, Iceberg is a metaphoric reminder that brings together the forces of nature, culture and science to address a specific place, at a specific moment, within the global climate of the time.
In a world where information is fluidly exchanged, the iceberg represents a migration of data, the drift of a phenomenon specific to one context (Arctic waters) to another that might seem incongruous (Saudi Arabia). Within the desert and maritime contexts of KAUST, Iceberg provides a particularly poetic juxtaposition of a suspended iceberg in a desert setting. Where an actual iceberg cannot travel, the human and technological understanding of it can.