CO2ortion physically visualizes the intense invisible global contortion of the Earth in proportion to the largest emitters, representing the projected amount of CO2 emissions per country for the year 2030. The contortion of the earth was created based on the principle of molecules. The earth acts as the main “host/attractor” element, while the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) per country bond with the “earth element” as positively charged atoms. Carbon sinks of the earth act as negatively charged atoms; they counteract the bonds created by the positively charged CO2 / country atoms. 3d prototyping was used to fabricate the primary form of the contorted earth. The earth becomes a void of reference overtaken by this growing phenomena. In 2012, the top carbon dioxide emitters were China, the United States, the European Union, India, the Russian Federation, Japan, and Canada. This exploration was created for the Denver Art Museums’ Design after Dark event. The event theme was ‘ Cirque ’ in which one of three categories of Tension, Illusion, and Contortion was assigned.
(In collaboration with Bilal Daher)