Chinese Artist Vacuumed Smog To Create A Brick

| December 1 , 2015 , 18:24 IST
[caption id="attachment_157154" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Nut-Brother Image courtesy: Quartz[/caption] A Chinese artist spent 100 days walking the Beijing streets with his vacuum cleaner and made a brick from the city's polluted air. [caption id="attachment_157155" align="aligncenter" width="700"]nut-brother-with-his-brick Image courtesy: Quartz[/caption] The artist calls himself Nut Brother used a large 1,000-watt industrial vacuum cleaner while holding its nozzle in the air and collected smog. Later he made a brick from the dust. According to reports in Quartz, the brick was created at a brick factory, that mixed the vacuumed dust with clay. Though people commented on his Weibo account criticizing him for mixing the dirt with clay as it exaggerates the amount of dirt collected, his work is also getting noticed. Given that Beijing recently updated its air pollution warning alert to orange, Nut Brother's project is on time. For years now Beijing has been suffering from air pollution especially due to massive coal burning in industrial cities up North. This is not his first project, before this he bought a (presumably deceased) dog from Yulin — the city which holds an annual festival where dogs are slaughtered and sold as meat — and cremated it.