Pollution Pods land in Greater Manchester for Clean Air Week'19
Following installations in London (Somerset House), Geneva (WHO) and Vancouver (TED), Michael Pinsky’s immersive Pollution Pods will be appearing in the Piazza at MediaCityUK, Salford from 17-23 June.
This installation, brought to Manchester by Cape Farewell in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester, will be free to the public throughout Clean Air Week. It uses harmless, specially created atmospheres in five interconnected geodesic domes to simulate dangerously polluted air quality in cities around the world.
Mayor Andy Burnham, said: “Air pollution is a major public health risk and we have to take urgent steps to tackle the issue in Greater Manchester. It’s also vital that we raise awareness of the issue and the Pollution Pods provide a really innovative and interesting way of getting people involved in the debate. It’s free and will leave you far better informed about the impact of poor air quality on your health, so I would urge anyone who can make it to come along and find out more”.
Over 10,000 visitors worldwide have experienced Michael Pinsky’s immersive artwork, Pollution Pods. They now return to the UK for a strictly limited UK tour.
This unique, interactive installation will take you on a fascinating journey through the pollution and air quality of cities across the world. Step inside a series of climatically controlled pods and compare five contrasting global environments where the air quality, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide levels of five cities is recreated. Starting with the truly clean air of Tautra in Norway, you will continue through the astonishing smog and pollution of London, New Dehli, Beijing and Sao Paolo.
The Pollution Pods were created by artist Michael Pinsky to test whether art can really change people’s perceptions of, and actions around, climate change.
FREE to attend
17–23 June, 9.30am–7.30pm
Media City, The Greenhouse, 101-110 Broadway, Salford M50 2EQ
Presented with Transport for Greater Manchester as part of Clean Air Week 2019
29 June–1 July, 10am–7pm
Stadium Bowl, Fortuneswell, Portland, Dorset DT5 1LZ
Presented in association with b-side