Images of melting glaciers and icebergs are projected onto the Gold Medal Silos as part of a project called "Ice Fall – Feel The Change." Photo by Annabelle Marcovici

Images of melting glaciers and icebergs are projected onto the Gold Medal Silos as part of a project called "Ice Fall – Feel The Change." Photo by Annabelle Marcovici

Scenes from Northern Spark

Updated: June 14, 2016 - 1:07 pm

Artists explored the theme of climate change for the 2016 Northern Spark in Minneapolis held sunset June 11 to sunrise June 12.

The art installations were concentrated along the riverfront near the Mill Ruins Courtyard and near the Minneapolis Convention Center.

People write on white flags as part of the piece "Surrender: What are We Willing to Lose?" According to the Northern Spark website, the piece “challenges visitors to examine their choices, literally and symbolically raising the white flag of surrender to climate change.” Photos by Annabelle Marcovici
People write on white flags as part of the piece “Surrender: What are We Willing to Lose?” According to the Northern Spark website, the piece “challenges visitors to examine their choices, literally and symbolically raising the white flag of surrender to climate change.” Photos by Annabelle Marcovici
A Northern Spark participant carries a jellyfish umbrella around "The Illuminated Reef," a coral reef made from discarded and repurposed objects.
A Northern Spark participant carries a jellyfish umbrella around “The Illuminated Reef,” a coral reef made from discarded and repurposed objects.
People write intentions for their community on quilt squares as part of the project, “Then a Cunning Voice and a Night We Spend Gazing at Stars.”
People write intentions for their community on quilt squares as part of the project, “Then a Cunning Voice and a Night We Spend Gazing at Stars.”
The Great Tamareda, a Real Housewives Tarot Card Reader, reads someone’s tarot from inside “The Change Booth.”
The Great Tamareda, a Real Housewives Tarot Card Reader, reads someone’s tarot from inside “The Change Booth.”
People watch as 12,000 pounds of Lake Calhoun ice slowly melts. The ice is part of “Phase Change, a project that represents climate change.”
People watch as 12,000 pounds of Lake Calhoun ice slowly melts. The ice is part of “Phase Change, a project that represents climate change.”
People touch plants inside Afterglow Garden’s greenhouse marked “Preserved June 11, 2016.” As the Northern Spark website explains, “The box is a greenhouse time capsule that houses herbs, moss, succulents, and flowers from a bygone era which visitors may smell, touch, eat and admire.”
People touch plants inside Afterglow Garden’s greenhouse marked “Preserved June 11, 2016.” As the Northern Spark website explains, “The box is a greenhouse time capsule that houses herbs, moss, succulents, and flowers from a bygone era which visitors may smell, touch, eat and admire.”