Lindsey French, Alex Young
Curator/Editor: Nia Easley
All around us in the air, plants emit volatile airborne compounds, signaling to other plants and insects. Notice the smokestack, the exhaust pipe, the heating vent: clouds of vapor and chemicals pluming into this shared airspace. We are signaling too.
Less lurid less the sky interprets volatile plant and industrial airborne signaling from air-quality sensors and rebroadcasts them to subscribers as daily SMS emoji poems. Running from August 6 to September 3, 2022, the project included an installation at The Chute, a coal chute in Pittsburgh's Mexican War Streets neighborhood.
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