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Chinese Artist Makes Bricks from Beijing's Smog

Chinese Artist Makes Bricks from Beijing's Smog
Chinese Artist Makes Bricks from Beijing's Smog, Day 98. Image via Quartz / Supplied by Nut Brother
Day 98. Image via Quartz / Supplied by Nut Brother

From the Bird’s Nest to the CCTV headquarters, for the past 100 days Chinese performance artist "Nut Brother" has been wandering the streets of Beijing collecting smog with an industrial vacuum so that he can eventually turn it into bricks. He has now began to form his bricks by mixing a combination of the collected "dust and smog" with clay. As he told Quartz, the project is meant to be a symbol. Read the whole story here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Chinese Artist Makes Bricks from Beijing's Smog" 01 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/778121/chinese-artist-makes-bricks-from-beijings-smog/> ISSN 0719-8884
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