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Our ongoing and live projects can be found in our Portfolio. Here we present monthly snapshots of the finer detail of what we’re up to. Our newsletter, research and development updates, announcements, breakthroughs and excitements.
Created for the Health Pavilion at COP27, Bodies Joined is presented here at COP28 alongside newly curated artworks that have been created in collaboration with a number of artists and activists living at the frontline of climate change.
Find the exhibition at New York Square, LS2 7BT Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm until the 26th November.
This is a Forest journeyed across over 50 sites in the city of Leeds that have the potential to be forests. These lands currently exist as in between spaces, seemingly dormant as they sit in wait until they reach their desired financial value, many locked in bureaucratic loopholes and murky ownership structures, some fenced for over 20 years.
Forests take time. Forests that cool, that shelter, that offer respite and good mental health, forests where more than human beings can thrive.
The Land Body Ecologies festival was a major festival exploring the relationship between mental health and environmental change that took place at Wellcome Collection in June 2023. Over four days, the festival filled five floors of Wellcome Collection with free art installations, workshops, talks, films, and performances. This sensory, communal, and reflective sharing is the culmination of two years of exploration by Land Body Ecologies, a collective of human rights activists, mental health researchers, scientists, academics, and artists.
Produced by Unbox Cultural Futures and Invisible Flock
A new long form sound work that is entirely unique across every minute of the 36 hour piece we have created and presented on the opening weekend of Brighton Festival May 2023. Audiences were invited to come and go, take their time, embrace it within each moment. The haze rolls in, thunder rumbles, sunlight streams. Rainfall, birdsong, siamang calling, rustling, snorts and shrieks.
The fourth episode of the Land Body Ecologies podcast is now available. It travels across the mountainous, green terrain of Ban Nong Tao, Northern Thailand. Sharing the story of the Pgak’yau (Karen) community held at the base of rocky mountain faces, green forests and rice paddies, expressing the need to slow down for the earth, and the need to take care and take accountability for our world.
In March 2023 we have welcomed two new artist residencies into the studio. HanFei, an Art Collective Group – their main practice is in Kinetic Art and sculptures. And Henry Cottam, a visual artist working across sculpture, moving image and print making. They are settling into the workshop and scanning paraphernalia respectively and we’re excited to share more soon.
Nature is a biologic mirror to the stories and structures of our bodies
Earlier this year we were invited to curate and design the Health Pavilion at COP27. It is designed to centre the message of our project Land Body Ecologies, it is a reminder of how our health is impacted by climate change and environmental factors and why we need to put it at the centre of these negotiations.
‘It sounds like the wind, the earth’
At the end of October we premiered a new sound work at Karachi Biennale alongside collaborators Faqir Zulfiqar, the master potter Allahjurio. Created to explore the stories, cultures and land that can be found in between the notes of the western chromatic scale.
It won the Jury Prize for 2022, and we recently created a short video to invite you to witness the creation and realisation of this work, you can watch it here: Invisible Flock Instagram