Acrylic yarn and mixed media
“Test Drive the Future”, Magdalen College School, Oxford; part of Oxford Festival of Arts and Low Carbon Oxford Week
19 June 2016
The overall aim of Particulart is to engage people with environmental and social issues and challenge the status quo through the power of knitting, science, and public art. In addition, “Exhausted” aimed to promote public awareness and provoke reflection on urban air quality, through a quirky display enabling playful interaction. It appeared at “Test Drive the Future”, an exhibition of electric vehicles, that will help solve the problem of air pollution. But we do need to think about where that electricity will come from, so it appeared in combination with the “Up in the Air” pop-up, about carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases causing climate change.
There’s lots more information about the installation, the issues and the actions you can take on the Particulart website.