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Research Projects » Invisible Dust
The mission of Invisible Dust is to encourage awareness of, and meaningful responses to, climate change, air pollution
and related health and environmental issues.
It achieves this by facilitating a dialogue between visual artists and leading world scientists.
EXHALE project art is being used to enhance school; children and teachers knowledge
and understanding about the health effect of air pollution.
As modern air pollution is to a large extent invisible the core aim of the project is to make
the invisible visible and to
expose the impact that air pollution has on health and in particular young children,
whose lungs are still developing.
The most recent work in the Invisible Dust series is the work 'Double Pendulum',
a collaboration led by Faisal Abdu'Allah in which sports professionals and scientists examine the involuntary
process of breathing, through the training rituals of athlete Janette Kwakye (2007 British Champion 100
and 200 metres), footballer Anthony Grant (Southend United) and martial artist
(2008 British Gold medallist and European Silver medallist).
For more information please see the
Invisible Dust website.
How air pollution affects athletes: Double Pendulum
* Image: Double Pendulum, "Faisal Abdu'Allah and Daniel Thomas, 2011"
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