Out of Thin Air
City Hall Park, Organized by More Art
New York, NY
June 1–July 8, 2018


Links: More Art Website

Out of Thin Air is a public art installation by Sari Carel, commissioned and produced by More Art. The project used techniques from music and sound art to amplify the experience of breath and breathlessness associated with issues of respiratory illness, air quality, and environmental injustice in New York City. The project consisted of four parts: sound recording workshops in neighborhoods most affected by indoor and outdoor air quality issues, a traveling sound installation accompanied by an event series relevant to each community site, and a culminating sound installation in City Hall Park. The project garnered press at The Wall Street Journal, the Observer, the New York Post, among numerous other news sources, and was listed a “must see” outdoor art installation in The New York Times and Untapped Cities.