January 17 – August 8, 2012
BioLounge (and at satellite venues of exhibition collaborators)
About the Exhibition
Combining art and science this exhibition explores the impacts that our transportation choices have on Boulder's air quality.
Created in collaboration with atmospheric scientists, emissions specialists, lichenologists, transportation professionals and Manhattan Middle School science students the exhibition includes an impressive 16-foot video wall composed of digital imagery of Boulder's lichens watching museum visitors. The installation also includes smaller works of video, photography, painting and sculpture, as well as "smog collector" plates that were created by Abeles and Manhattan Middle School students.
The smog collector process
"Smog collectors" create images from polluted air. A stencil is placed on plates and then exposed to the air. When the stencil is removed an image is revealed from the collected smog. Manhattan Middle School students' plates were placed on top of the school roof for seven months, collecting particulate matter from Boulder's air.
The plates will be on display at the museum through August 8, 2012. Satellite displays can be viewed at Envirotest-Air Care Colorado, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesa Lab and for one month from January 17 – February 17 at Manhattan Middle School.
the invisible connectedness of things is commissioned by EcoArts Connections (EAC) and co-presented by the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and EAC in collaboration with Envirotest - Air Care Colorado, Manhattan Middle School and Spark: UCAR Science Education at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).