Pollution Pods, Michael Pinsky, 2018

Earth Day at Somerset House

Featuring Michael Pinsky’s Pollution Pods

19 - 24 April 2018

Somerset House, London

Michael Pinsky’s Pollution Pods were installed in the Quad at Somerset House from 19th April - 24th April 2018 to celebrate world Earth Day (22nd April). Visitors experienced the shock of air quality as they traversed the five domes, moving from city to city - Trondheim, London, Beijing, New Delhi and Sao Paulo: a visceral experience that underlines the importance of the air we breathe and the global need to care for our planet.

This brilliant artwork was commissioned for Trondheim as part of a university research programme to evaluate the strength of public art to engage with the climate challenge. The research programme is led by Professor Christian Klöckner at Trondheim University in Norway, with Cape Farewell as an arts partner.

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