A tree is located in the center of a 12 qm frame (the amount of air we breath
every day). By installting the “A(i)R Pollution” App on your smartphone, the
breath of the plant is visualized. The aim of the artwork is to raise attention
about clean air and also to create a measure for comparison. The app uses an
air pollution sensor in order to measure the amount of CO2 in its surrounding
environment through webservices. For this reason, the tree will only breathe
when there is sufficient oxygen in the air and at that point it will visualize its
breath.The user is invited to get close to the tree and observe the breath that
can be inhaled by the visitor.
The aim of this project is to raise awareness about clean air and to spread
awareness about how harmful industrialization is. The app “A(i)R Pollution” was
created by artist Simon Weckert who believes that everyone has an impact on
other people’s health, and since we all share the same planet, he thinks that
everyone should take responsibility for their actions.
In collaboration with styly.cc