In the Garden: Diatom Court | Longitudinal Installation | Florida is Nature
The Longitudinal Installation at Pinecrest Gardens
The Longitudinal Installation at In the Garden Pinecrest Gardens:
Cortada created the Longitudinal Installation in the South Pole in 2007 and in the North Pole in 2008. During both visits, Cortada placed 24 shoes in a circle, each aligned across 24 longitudes. He stopped in front of each of his longitudinal shoe markers and read a quote aloud that revealed a person’s experience with climate change from that part of the world. His artistic ritual illustrated how everyone in the world has been profoundly impacted by climate change.
In the Garden
The South Pole’s Longitudinal Installation has been replicated as a ceramic sculpture on permanent exhibit at In the Garden at Pinecrest Gardens. This participatory art installation invites visitors to recite the 24 quotes, as Cortada did at both ends of the world.
To perform the ritual, stand behind the show marked with zero degrees and face the red and white pole as you read the first quote. (You can find the quotes online at www.longitudinalinstallation.org.) Then, move clockwise, stopping at each marked shoe to read its respective quote. Upon completion, stand just to the right of the 75 degree West shoe (if you live in Florida) and recite a 25th quote: Your own quote!
How has climate change impacted your environment?
If you perform the ritual, we invite you to document the performance with photos and video, and upload it to www.longitudinalinstallation.org
Greeting each new season
11000 SW 57th Avenue
Pinecrest, FL 33156
The participatory art piece captures voices from 24 individual across the globe who have been impacted by Climate Change.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more info call 305-669-6990 or visit
Learn more at www.longitudinalinstallation.org
- 2017 Winter Solstice performance: Thursday Dec 21, 2017 at 10:30 am
- 2018 Spring Equinox performance: Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 10:30 am
- 2018 Summer Solstice performance: Thursday June 21, 2018 at 10:30 am
- 2018 Fall Equinox performance: Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 10:30 am
- 2018 Winter Solstice performance: Friday Dec 21, 2018 at 10:30 am
Aside from his ongoing Florida is Nature project and the Longitudinal Installation, Pinecrest Gardens artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada is creating other permanent participatory art projects and ritualistic installations onsite at Pinecrest Gardens, South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park. To schedule an environmental art-based field trip for your classroom or co-op, please contact Lacey Bray, educational programs coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 SW 57th Avenue, Pinecrest, FL.