Bodies Joined

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Bodies Joined

Bodies Joined

Nature is a biologic mirror to the stories and structures of our bodies

Created for the Health Pavilion at COP27, Bodies Joined was presented again at COP28. 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. Following COP27, COP28 hosted the first ever Health Day, to mainstream health as a positive force in the global climate change agenda.

Over 90 per cent of people breathe air that exceeds WHO air quality limits and threatens their health causing 7 million premature deaths every year. A heating world is seeing mosquitoes spread disease further and faster than ever before. Extreme weather events, land degradation and water scarcity are displacing people and affecting their health.

WHO‘s Health Pavilion brings together the global health community and its partners to ensure health and equity are in focus of all discussions.  

The artworks in the Health Pavilion offer global perspectives on the interdependence of human health and the health of our planet.

The central sculpture, titled Bodies Joined by a Molecule of Air, explores fractals, the biologic patterns that are present in human bodies and mirrored in the bodies of plants, trees and our more-than-human relatives.

Branches and capillaries grow into each other: the land and the body are one. Sense your body touching the earth. Taste the air rushing into your lungs.

The Health Pavilion is created by Invisible Flock and funded by the Wellcome Trust.

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The Collaborators and artists who helped make this happen:


Design: Invisible Flock, Jon Bausor 

Lighting: Azusa Ono

Sculpture Fabrication: MDM Props Limited in Lebanon represented by Architect & Engineer Karim Attoui


Exhibiting artists COP28: Vandria Borari, Kasia Molga, Jenni Laiti and Carl-Johan Utsi, Siwakorn Odachao and Land Body Ecologies, Victoria Pratt and Invisible Flock


Exhibiting artists COP27: black & brown films, Jenni Laiti, Kasia Molga, Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program, Claire De Waard, Invisible Flock

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