Ice pump

INSA, Ben Rousseau

INSA and designer Ben Rousseau were invited out to Sweden as the only two British artists to help curate 2008/2009's incarnation of the legendary ICE HOTEL in the Arctic Circle.

In a continuation of their shared love of high heel aesthetics the room's main feature is two huge snow legs descending from the ceiling, wearing a pair of gigantic ice heels. Each heel, at over six foot high and two tonnes in weight was hand-carved from pure natural ice harvested from the Torne river.
Between the legs is the bed, crowned by an ecclesiastical arched window featuring an engraving of one of INSA's signature line patterns.

The rest of the room resembles something somewhere between a house of worship, gallery or boutique with more yonic arches housing smaller heel sculptures and other symbols of commercial wealth.

© INSA - Ben Rousseau

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Ice pump


INSA and designer Ben Rousseau were invited out to Sweden as the only two British artists to help curate 2008/2009's incarnation of the legendary ICE HOTEL in the Arctic Circle.

In a cont ...