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The Out of Thin Air Art Installation Shows How Important Air is

 - Jun 6, 2018
References: moreart.org & fastcompany
New York is no stranger to large-scale art installations but Sari Carel's Out of Thin Air art installation may be one of the most poignant to ever grace the Big Apple. Taking place in New York's City Hall Park, the installation will be a fully auditory experience that will create a soundscape of the breathing city. The Out of Air art installation will feature opposing rows of speakers along the park's paths that will play the breaths, or attempts are breathing, from various people of ranging ages, fitness levels and neighborhoods.

The goal of the auditory installation goes beyond just entertainment as it was conceived as a tool to raise awareness. According to Carel, "Air is all around us. It is a sort of commons when we share it, but there is a constant battle over the uses and abuses of air." This idea of air is the theme and driving factor behind the Out of Thin Air art installation as it aims to show how important air is in a person's life and how it can affect them.

Image Credit: Vanessa Terán/More Art