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Photo | Angela Dennis courtesy of Invisible Dust (Human Sensor LDN by Kasia Molga)
HUMAN SENSOR LDN
Human Sensor LDN by artist Kasia Molga, is a large-scale digital and performance artwork that explores Londoners’ daily exposure to air pollution through a combination of cutting-edge wearable technology and dance.
Wired up to a series of breathing and air pollution data sensors, the dancer’s costumes illuminate in a real-time response to pollution levels – pulsing with their breath and movements. As they travel along the space – the fluctuation in pollution influences the colours and configurations of light on the wearable, which fades in and out with dancer’s inhalations and exhalations. The premier performance in 2018 started on the congested Euston Road, dancers in costumes moved through the Euston Town BID’s ‘Euston Green Link’, stopping and performing at key viewpoints, ending with a final performance at Regent’s Place.
Artist, Kasia Molga, worked closely with Ricardo O’Nascimento and Erik Overmeire to develop the costumes and was also supported by Environmental Health scientists from King’s College London.
For more information about Human Sensor LDN, visit http://invisibledust.com/project/human-sensor-ldn-at-under-her-eye/
Produced by: Invisible Dust
Concept & Design: Kasia Molga
Choreographed by: Ruth Jones
Performers (premier performance in 2018):
'Human Sensors' - Julian Lewis (Traceworks Dance), Rosa Firbank (Traceworks Dance), Catrin Lewis (Traceworks Dance) & Clare Fildes
Supporting Cast - James Aiden Kay (Traceworks Dance), Jay Yule (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance), Jessica Van de Koot & Federica Sorrentino (London Contemporary Dance School)
Performances: From Drummond Street to Regent's Place, London - May/June 2018 (Part of Under Her Eye: Women and Climate Change International Summit & Arts Festival) | London Green Film Festival (Launch Night), Regent's Place - July 2019