The Colour of Air
Carbon black is the main component of fine Particulate Matter (PM), produced by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels across homes, industry and transport. As smog It obscures visibility and is the main cause of air pollution. Recent studies suggest it is the number two contributor to climate change.
Drawing on the idea of ancient Egyptians, who used the carbon black from candles to produce ink, The Colour of Air filters PM from car exhausts to produce (PM-LEAD) for pencils, and (PM-K) ink for screen printing posters, as well as permanently dying an outdoor sports outfit (PM-DYE). Smog becomes wearable, touchable and visible to people who, unknowingly, inhale it everyday.