Soo-in Yang & David Benjamin: "The Living" | Art Installations, Sculpture, Contemporary Art |

Living Light Sculpture Maps Seoul’s Air Quality, World Cup Stadium’s Peace Park, 2009


Designed by Soo-in Yang and David Benjamin of The Living, Living Light’s glass skin is actually a massive redrawn map of 27 Seoul neighborhoods. Every 15 minutes, neighborhoods light up in order of best air quality to worst based on real-time sensors from the Korean Ministry of Environment. And each night, neighborhoods are illuminated if air quality is better on that particular day than the same time last year. Seoul citizens can also text the installation and expect a response (presumably detailing air quality in certain neighborhoods).