Invisible Dust

London | Tuesday 16 July
Pollution level: Moderate

Invisible Dust features at Green Man Festival


27/08/2012

Entrance to Einstein’s Garden, where our tent was situated

In conjunction with Kings College London, Invisible Dust hosted art workshops at eco-friendly family festival, Green Man.

Held in Glanusk Park, Wales against a backdrop of the Black Mountains, the workshops proved a successful fusion of art and science to engage curious festival revellers and children.

King’s College London provided informative and insightful information about lung capacity and air pollution coupled with respiratory tests to inform participants of their lung capacity. Experts were on hand including a paediatrician and an air quality analyst, Andrew Grieve.

Whilst in house experts imparted their knowledge, Invisible Dust provided fun and interactive art workshops highlighting breathing using acrylic ink to recreate images of lungs.

In doing so, we drew attention to air pollution using breath as a medium for art and as an environmental statement to highlight the importance of lung capacity and the detrimental effects air pollution can have on the respiratory system.

Despite the mud and arguably torrential rain, the atmosphere was light coupled with beautiful views of Wales.

Breath and air pollution features prominently in Invisible Dust’s upcoming project, Breathe.

Breathe is a major new artwork by artist Dryden Goodwin will be projected from the roof of St Thomas’ Hospital as a large scale outdoor video projection exploring how air sustains us but also insidiously corrupts and damages our young.

For more details visit our project page, Dryden Goodwin’s Breathe 

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