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Clearing the Air

by Jonah Brucker-Cohen

A technologically sophisticated public art installation aims to change our instincts about how we might improve the environment.

SOO-IN YANG and DAVID BENJAMIN, Living Light, 2009, site-specific installation at the World Cup Stadium Peace Park in Seoul.
Courtesy Soo-in Yang and David Benjamin.

It is difficult to visualize the toll of atmospheric pollution, as it is an issue that is easily reduced to talk rather than action, and is often quietly ignored by politicians afraid of the perceived cost of tackling the problem. With…

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