Public Air Filters, 2021

With Public Air Filters Reijn offered the visitors of NDSM a bit of filtered air. A gesture which renders all the other air as unfiltered. This immediately raises a question: is the unfiltered air perhaps not to be trusted? And what is actually going on in the outdoor air we breathe?

During the period that these sculptures were on display at NDSM, they underwent a process in which the residue on the filters became part of the artwork.

Public air filters was made collaboration with Stichthing NDSM and was part of the solo-exhibition Asbestos the Magic Mineral in Nieuw Dakota (12.09.2021 - 22.10.2021).



Final stage of one of the filters. Felt, copper sulphate and sodium acetate.