Airborne is an audio-visual artwork exposing the impact of air pollution on the health of children. The work focusses on London, with a view to expand to other cities around
Airborne is an audio-visual artwork exposing the impact of air pollution on the health of children. The work focusses on London, with a view to expand to other cities around the globe. The project includes microscopic images of particulate pollution (black carbon) in children’s spit, infrared photographs of children’s veins, and data maps showing pollution levels in London. A soundscape provides a description of the journey of a pollution particle through streets and into the body of a child, alongside interviews with parents and children affected by asthma. All of these elements combine to gather evidence, link to wider questions about climate change, and make the invisible visible.
Sarah Stirk is a London based multimedia artist, investigator and photographer. Over the last 10 years her work has focussed on a wide range of global threats, from factory farming and the illegal wildlife trade to fracking and air pollution to name a few. She is co-founder of a women-led cooperative exposing environmental, human rights and animal welfare issues.
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