Two robots (Glaciator and Rabdomante) placed in two symbolic spaces ―Rabdomante in the Atacama Desert and Glaciator in Antarctica― aim to sensitize us to our human condition and our relationship with Earth Gaia.
Glaciator is a robot made in Antarctica. Made up of solar panels, it compacts and crystallizes snow, turning it into ice and then adhering it to glaciers to help them grow and regain the mass they lost as a result of thawing.
Design and realization: Elia Gasparolo
The combination of nature and technology allows Rabdomante to generate a new life cycle in the desert, drawing water from the atmosphere in the driest place in the world.