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Pollution Pods

Submitted by Michael Pinsky

Client: Somerset House

Location: London, United Kingdom

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $60,000

Project Team


Michael Pinsky

Michael Pinsky


Christian A. Klöckner

Norwegian University of Science and Technology


Five interconnected geodesic domes contain carefully mixed recipes emulating the relative presence of ozone, particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide which pollute London, New Delhi, San Paolo and Beijing. Starting from a coastal location in Norway, the visitor passes through increasingly polluted cells, from dry and cold locations to hot and humid.

Pollution Pods has been commissioned by NTNU as part of Climart a four-year research project that examines the underlying psychological mechanisms involved in both the production and reception of visual art using these findings in an attempt to unite the natural sciences to the visual arts.