Emily Parsons-Lord is based in Sydney. Her practice is concerned with air and explosions. Air is simultaneously local and global, encompassing the effects of breathing as well as the governance of polluters and policy makers. Air is where what we jettison into seeming oblivion is returned. It is a physical site, as well as a place where we can project our imaginations. Recent work includes recreating the air from past eras in Earth’s evolution, recreating starlight in coloured smoke, multichannel video, and experimenting with pheromones, aerogel, and explosions.