PURE AIR comprises nine SCBA air tanks used by firefighters seeking to breathe non-toxic, clean air in polluted environments. Khalil Berro and his team transported these cylinders to various seemingly untouched locations in the Alps, representative for the general visual concept of nature, facilitating an exchange not only of air but also of culture and atmospheric pressure. Each cylinder has been filled with air from one of nine distinct remote locations, transforming them into time capsules that encapsulate our current atmospheric conditions for future generations. In essence, the project revolves around the creation of both "nature" and human-made environments within artificially constructed realities. Recipients are put in a position of creation and are the soul creators of a constructed reality of nature. The formation of an object encapsulating a moment in time and an intangible substance, accessible solely through imagination.

Alongside the exchange and capture of air, trajectory calculations of air parcels were made by Dr. Michael Sprenger in the group for atmospheric dynamics at ETH Zurich, led by Prof. Dr. Heini Wernli. The histories and past positions of the collected air samples are calculated and visualized, fostering a new comprehension of the interrelated dynamics within our global systems and the profound interconnectedness of all life facilitated by the presence of air. This collaborative initiative has evolved into a new project aimed at deepening our understanding of the interconnectedness of all life, the concept of air movement, and global consciousness. It is set to be released at the end of 2024.

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Global trajectory model of a captured probe (exp.03) by IAC, ETH Zurich
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European trajectory model (cosmo model) of a captured probe (exp.03) by IAC, ETH Zurich
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Image 1: Transportation of cylinder (exp. 3) 01
Image 2: PURE AIR cylinder “Reinhard”
Image 3: Trajectory calculations of exp.3
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Image 5: Trajectory calculations of exp.3
Image 6: Transportation of cylinder (exp. 5) 07