British artist Michael Pinsky devoted his new installation to the fight against environmental pollution by filling four plastic domes with gassed air from New Delhi, Beijing and other cities.
The domed domes were built for a few days in the courtyard of the British Somerset House Museum in honor of Earth Day. Artist Michael Pinsky began work on this environmental project long before its exposure, being in Norway, on the island of Tautra, where the air is very fresh. It is from the pure atmosphere of Tautra as an example for imitation that a journey begins on a greenhouse installation of the artist.
Artist Michael Pinsky.
In the other four domes is the air of London, the author’s hometown of the project, as well as three other cities with different types of air pollution: Beijing, São Paulo and New Delhi. Air in the ventilated domes of the installation is supported by the Norwegian Air Research Institute. The atmosphere of each of the spaces is almost identical to the natural atmosphere of these cities.
According to the artist, London is one of those cities where the level of air pollution reaches a high level, whereas the situation can be easily corrected if we look at the problem. “Simple changes in priorities in favor of pedestrians and cyclists could fix the whole situation,” the author says.
Michael Pinsky created the project to change the attitude of people to consumerism, climate change, and also to show clearly what is really happening in the world. “Many parents bring children to school by car, polluting the air exactly at the moment when the children go out into the street. Children have not yet learned to breathe through the nose when the dirty air has already reached their lungs, “Michael adds.