Particle Falls is a public art installation by artist/scientist Andrea Polli, it is an animated light projection on the side of the UNC Charlotte Center City building that reveals the invisible particle pollution in surrounding air. Appearing as a waterfall-like cascade of light, the animation is generated with a specialized software that visually translates in real time particulate matter readings from a nephelometer, a scientific instrument that gathers data about air pollution. When particulate pollution is present, bright bursts of color interrupt the steady flow of blue light. Presented by Clean Air Carolina and the College of Arts + Architecture with partial funding from the Arts & Science Council.
Information & Amenities
Age Range:All Ages
Facility Amenities:Accessible by Public Transportation
General Information:Hours of Operation: starting at dusk
Location:Center City (Uptown)