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L’attesa

ice
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2020, five days
The ice was produced at a temperature of -25 ° using the energy and space of a large cooling cell used for storing ice cream. About 2000 liters of water were solidified, divided into 54 blocks for a total weight of about 2000 kg. The ice was placed on the floor on 25 September 2020 at 4 pm. In the following days, during melting, the space temperature was between 10° and 18°. The last residue of frozen water was documented on 01 October 2020 at 12:30 pm.
The mass of ice finally released a white trace on the floor that marks the entire occupied area, where small piles composed by saltpetre and carbonates have taken the place of the blocks. The area occupied first by the ice and then by the residue is 20% of the total surface area of the space. This data approaches that of similar and sadly true of what remains today of the mass of ice on Earth.

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Photo credits: Higo studio, and Paolo Cagliero