Pollution Pods

Technical Info

Technical Aspects

The Artwork consists of a frame made from Norwegian reclaimed wood with bark on the external face. From this hangs a PVC bioplastic membrane. The pollution is safely emulated in a variety of different ways within the Pods using humidifiers, haze generators, scent diffusers, fans and an ozone machine. The temperature and humidity is regulated by heaters and air conditioners. The overall Artwork requires a peak power supply of 125amps, though the current it pulls on average is under 30amps.

During transportation, this Artwork is packed within eight wooden, palletted crates each 1.2 x 1.0 x 1.5 metres and a single crate measuring 2.3 x 1 x 1.3 and weighing apprxoximately 2300 kilos in total. The preferable mode of transport is by sea freight and/or lorry.

The construction of the Artwork requires four Cape Farewell technicians suported by up to eight local crew, working over three days. The deconstruction requires two Cape Farewell technicians supported by up to eight local crew, working over one and a half days. Whilst the Artwork is open to the public it requires a minimum of two invigilators to interact and manage the visitors.  In each Po dis a digital screen displaying the City name and the local air pollution information specific to that location.

The Artwork needs to be closed when wind speeds exceed 30mph and a wind management plan is included in the full Health and Safety documentation available.

Download the technical specs ›  PDF 90Kb
Download the technical drawings ›  PDF 23Mb
Download the Pollution Pods info sheet ›  PDF 6Mb


Cape Farewell manage the touring of Pollution Pods and handle all enquiries, bookings and tour logistics on behalf of Michael Pinsky.

Please contact Stephanie Clements, Lead Project Manager, for further information.
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