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17-27 September 2020

Bittersweet Air – Podcast

  • Extinction
  • Podcast
  • Sustainability
Thu 17 September, 8:00am 30 minutes

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Sculptor and mixed-media artist Anthony Bennett talks about Bittersweet Air – an art installation created in collaboration with Tim Daniell, Professor of Soil Microbiology.

The project

For this seriously playful installation, artist Anthony Bennett envisages the dangerous greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (‘an invisible miscreation’) as a drag balloon dancer, a burlesque banshee emanating from anthropocene soil. Can this man-made demon be stopped? Or popped? By bringing the problem to life in such an unforgettable way, Anthony and his collaborator Professor Tim Daniell (Department of Animal and Plant Sciences) hope to raise awareness and understanding of one of the biggest issues in sustainable agriculture.

The exhibition is situated in Futurecade, available to view both online and in person at the Millennium Gallery.