London is one of the most popular cities in the world but it comes with a price: air pollution. Experts say the air on Oxford Street is even classified as toxic. Apart from it smelling like a gas station 24/7, we can’t really physically grasp the true impact of air pollution simply because we don’t see it (yet). This pop-up exhibition will hopefully change that since these works of art are made from nothing less than air pollution. The ink is created by trapping the pollutants in a custom made device, which is strapped to an exhaust pipe, for 10 days. The pollutants are then processed and recycled into Air-Ink. So at the same time, the project also cleans the air. Win-win!
You can admire the Clean Air Gallery at Windrush Square, Brixton from March 27 – 29. It’s probably not a coincidence that the pop-up exhibition opens in Brixton as Brixton Road breached the annual air pollution limit for 2017 in just 5 days.