Each night from the 9th to 28th October a major new artwork by the Dryden Goodwin will be exhibited as part of 'Invisible Breath' a series of commissions by the arts group Invisible Dust.
The artwork will take the form of a large scale outdoor projection on St Thomas' Hospital showing an animation of a sketched young boy breathing.
King's Professor Frank Kelly is an advisor to the 'Breathe' project and King's and Invisible Dust have worked closely on the EXHALE project over the last 4 years mixing art and science as part of our schools education work and to further the public understanding of air pollution issues.
Invisible Dust curator Alice Sharp describes the piece:
"The act of breath embodies the transcoding of air - from the ethereal to solid, the invisible to the concrete, the fluid to the dense. Breath, animated by the vibrations of billions of airborne molecules, floating particles and fibers of the human body, is an elemental poetry: it is one of the most beautiful encounters between living bodies and the living world.
Dryden Goodwin’s Breathe is an evocation of this poetry. He has created over a thousand drawings of a five year old boy (his son) inhaling and exhaling air. But their most startling quality is their ability to evoke the materiality - the heaviness - of the invisible. In Goodwin’s works, air is not unremarkable, transient or still. Rather, air is an object that permeates the human figure, carrying with it the incredibly diverse and even harmful residues of the city of London."
Breathe will be launched Tonight October 8th at St Thomas' Hospital 6:30pm - 8:30pm and Air Mail readers are invited to the launch, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Houses RSVP' for your reservation.
On October 16th, Dryden Goodwin will be hosted by the Environmental Audit Committee to discuss his work. Professor Frank Kelly will also be discussing the impact of air pollution on children's health, the discussion will be chaired by the committee chair Joan Walley MP.
Item date 08/10/2012