Particulate Matters 2.5 is a short film commissioned by the Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck, University of London and exhibited online as part of their Lessons from Lockdown programme.
The film was also projected at the Peltz Gallery in the Autumn 2022 in a three person film installation called Enduring Circumstances.
You can view 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.