Bodies JoinedCurrent, Research and Development
Nature is a biologic mirror to the stories and structures of our bodies
Created for the Health Pavilion at COP27, Bodies Joined 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.
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 at COP27 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.
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: black & brown films, Jenni Laiti, Kasia Molga, Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program, Claire De Waard, Invisible Flock