Particulate Matters 2.5

Particulate Matters 2.5 is a short film commissioned by the Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck, University of London in July 2020.

Visit the Peltz Gallery to find out more about the exhibition and see the other commissioned films here until mid December 2020. See the three minute film below.

Diagrams of the COVID-19 microbe have been a starting point for this artwork. It features objects gathered during lockdown that reference the spikes of the microbe’s crown. Recent reports show that traffic emissions are a major cause of dangerous ‘underlying' health conditions, such as heart problems, lung disease, cancer and even type1 diabetes. Smaller particles of pollution can enter the bloodstream to trigger disease and larger ones can carry the virus into our lungs.