inhale art and science in dialogue INHALE is an installation. It proposes a contemplative journey between plants and found elements... Read More
art and science in dialogue
INHALE is an installation. It proposes a contemplative journey between plants and found elements that promotes reflection. Its narrative blends industrial and environmental issues and proposes a possible rethink of global mindsets.
Can we think of a world where industrial production and the organic world coexist harmoniously? Air filters (1) are recycled, inspired by hanging plants, they hang from the ceiling interacting with plants surrounded by sawdust that activates the sense of smell. Many plants have proved to work as natural air filters in a NASA research in 1989..(3) Can we learn from nature ?
Combining natural and artificial elements INHALE is possibility and action. As David Lynch estated "Art doesn't change anything, art changes you,”
INHALE is a project that uses everyday elements, linking art and science, aims to be a tool for individual and collective use that promotes reflection on industrial development in concomitance with a sustainable world. Can you think of a way to use what nature itself provides us to reduce the Sick Building Syndrome? (4) A discarded air filter can be paper and gum rubbish, or a promoter of reflection and change.
The installation will adapt to the curatorial requirements for the correct coexistence with other works and to inhabit different spaces. In this sense, the measurements and proportions can be adjustable, as a site specific installation
We would use the the ceiling for hanging light weight floating pieces with transparent strings. On the ground, the placement of sawdust and plants (in flexible plastic pots) is distributed, after covering it with a protective layer of felt or nylon. The sawdust provides an olfactory stimulus activating the awareness of what we breath; At the same time, at a technical level, it allows hiding the containers of the plants.