Particle Falls

Installation by Andrea Polli

06 Nov - 13 Dec 2015, 6pm - 12am

Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris



06 Nov - 13 Dec 2015
6pm - 12am


Mona Bismarck American Center
34, avenue de New York
Paris,  75116
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'American environmental artist Andrea Polli’s 'Particle Falls', a real-time reactive light projection, will be displayed on the façade of the Mona Bismarck American Center as part of ArtCop21, the official cultural program accompanying the 21st United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21).

A large-scale public installation visible every evening from 6pm, 'Particle Falls' acts as a monitor, an alarm, and a thing of beauty simultaneously, allowing the public to see current levels of air pollution as a digitally generated light show that changes and adapts in real time. The installation will be accompanied by a round table discussion on the intersection of art, environment and activism.

Eric Geusz - Programming and other technical assistance
Jared Rendon-Trompak - technical assistance
Particle Falls was originally produced for the City of San Jose. Partners working on the project have included meteorologist Tim Dye, artist Chuck Varga, Ryan Romero and other students in Polli's research laboratory at the University of New Mexico, The Social Media Workgroup. Thanks to MetOne instruments for particulate monitoring equipment and calibration.