How will people protect themselves from pollution and other climate hazards in the future? Artist Pablo Reinoso's giant balloon might be one idea. Two people at a time can stick their heads into the inflatable structure to share a common visual and audio space away from contaminants, storms, and aggressive solar radiation.
The 1998 interactive installation, titled "La Parole," is among the body capsules currently on display at the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg in Germany as part of the exhibit "Climate Capsules: Means of Surviving Disaster."
The museum presents more than 30 mobile, temporary, and urban capsules that in some way represent an adaptation to climate change. "In view of the fact that the politicians are hesitant to enforce strict measures for climate protection and the citizens very sluggish about changing their habits, the change appears inevitable," the description of the exhibit reads.
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July 29, 2010 5:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
| Caption by: Leslie Katz
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