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Pangolin
Pangolin
2021

This large-scale installation is designed to engage people commuting through train stations. These twenty train stations are chosen as mirrors of the black market trade route and invite people to slow down and reflect.

The pangolin inflates gently and unfolds into a large semicircular sculptural seating island. This monumental site-specific installation creates a space to gather in the center of each station.

Through physical interaction with the soft interior, these multimedia installations playfully and provocatively merge the human and animal environment. When visitors reach a critical number a live sound piece is triggered that immerses each train station in an amplified sound piece of the pangolin breathing. Each installation is tethered to a microphone positioned in a pangolin den located in African Wildlife Foundation conservation land.