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Media artist and creative technologist Kasia Molga created air quality responsive illuminating costumes that track exposure to air pollution through cities. Localised fluctuations in air quality will be represented via animated illuminations powered by the exhaled breath of a performer. Humans Sensor looks at vulnerable position of human body exposed to increasing pollutions and pollens in the air as a result of mass urbanization, climate change and decreasing biodiversity. During the week of Manchester Science in the City Festival 22-29 July and to coincide with The European Science open Forum in Manchester – Eight performers will wear the sensor costumes and commute into central Manchester via different travel routes.
Kasia Molga is a media artist, environmentalist, hacktivist, designer and creative coder, working on intersection of art, science, design and technology whose practice is concerned with changes in our perception and relationship with the planet in the increasingly technologically mediated world.
Invisible Dust is a commissioning organisation that works with leading artists and scientists to produce new and exciting works of contemporary art. It provides the opportunity for both disciplines to share and explore common ground.
King’s College London are one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities based in the heart of London. Leading scientists Professor Frank Kelly and Andrew Grieve have worked in collaboration with Kasia Molga to advise and produce Human Sensor.