T H E F U T U R E is melting

Mira Schor  

I’m picking up from fellow writer in residence James Sherry at Ligorano Reese’s The Dawn of the Anthropocene public art work, in the shadow of the Flat Iron building. I’m looking out at the letters T H E  F U T U R E carved out of ice melting. People are posing in front of the letters. It is hard to know how many are doing so because that is just what we do these days when something highly photogenic is made available to us.

The Future

Today is a day of activism or of promoting consciousness of climate change and LigoranoReese’s image provides such an accessible metaphor. But in that transaction of posing and photographing, what gets communicated and what melts from political consciousness?