Urgent: BREATHE Artist's talk this Thursday 15th October 6.30pm Oct 24. 2012 | Comments (12)
Artist Dryden Goodwin and Dr Ian Mudway, air pollution researcher King’s College London, discuss the video projection on St Thomas’ roof, Breathe, all welcome. (No need to book). The video projection ends on 28th October.
Breathe is a new video artwork by artist Dryden Goodwin which is projected onto the roof of St Thomas’ Hospital. It is created from over a thousand pencil drawings showing the breathing of his five-year-old son. Monet and Turner painted the air pollution from coal fires in their famous paintings with the same view of the Houses of Parliament. Dryden Goodwin wanted the artwork to explore modern ‘invisible’ air pollution and the effect that it is having on people living in cities, in particular on children. Breathe continues until 28th October.
Dryden Goodwin worked with Professor Frank Kelly, King’s College London. Kelly leads EXHALE, a programme on the lung health of children. The EXHALE research is supported by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London. As part of Breathe artist education workshops have taken place with Evelina School.
This project has been produced by Invisible Dust, which works with leading artists and scientists to produce new and exciting works of contemporary art and education activities, exploring the environment and climate change. Breathe is part of the ‘Invisible Breath’ series supported by the Wellcome Trust and is also funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and Arts Council England. For more info see: www.invisibledust.com.
How can I participate?
MOBILE: visit breathe-drydengoodwin.net
View a streamed version of the animation, access real-time air pollution maps of London from scientists at King’s College, London and upload your own photographic impressions of the artwork.