Michael Pinsky is a British artist whose international projects have created innovative and challenging works in galleries and public spaces. He has undertaken many residencies that explore issues which shape and influence the use of our public realm. Taking the combined roles of artist, urban planner, activist, researcher, and resident, he starts residencies and commissions without a specified agenda, working with local people and resources, allowing the physical, social and political environment to define his working methodology.
Michael Pinsky’s talk, filled with humor and charm, is a strong statement against air pollution and excessive use of cars. It reveals the mythologies normally associated with the car as the supposedly best means of transport and shows the paradox that in many ways they achieve the opposite result for which they were designed. Showing some of his amazing art objects, he expresses his message in a highly creative and entertaining way.