Invisible Dust

London | Friday 25 May
Pollution level: Moderate

Invisible Dust at Big Bang Art Fair


Exhale child and ink drawingLR

Invisible Dust Artist Effie Coe, in collaboration with King’s College scientists, will be presenting our ink breath drawing workshops at the London ExCel centre as part of the BigBang Art Fair this weekend (16 – 17 March, 2013). Our workshop will be located within the Medical Research Council’s stand.

The ink breath drawings are part of workshops devised for children and families, which Effie has been leading at schools and fairs around the country for about three years, as part of Invisible Dust’s ongoing EXHALE project. EXHALE aims to raise awareness about air pollution and its effects on the body. Understanding air pollution is difficult due it being invisible, and it’s often hard to connect it to the 20,000 breaths that we each take a day. In this workshop, participants use plastic straws to blow ink across a sheet of paper, producing interesting patterns that allow them to visualise their lung capacity and the physical mechanisms their lungs use to take in and expel air.


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