Pollution punished with pedal power

Photo: Magnificent RevolutionIf you fancy an alternative to your usual exercise routine, why not head down to Gillett Square in Dalston this Sunday for a workout with a difference?

A crowd of 200 cyclists on stationary bikes will  generate the power to play a soundtrack lasting nine hours.Artist Kaffe Matthews’ work, entitled In Clean Air We Fly, seeks to re-engage people in the issues around UK air pollution. The music is based on research by a group of 40 school children from Dalston, who mapped the pollution ‘hotspots’ in the area, which Ms Matthews then translated into sound.

The event is deliberately staged on the weekend before the UN Climate change conference in Copenhagen and was commissioned by Invisible Dust and produced by Hackney Cooperative Developments Gillett Squared project. It is funded by the Wellcome Trust as part of a scheme to involve artists and scientists in highlighting the effect of air pollution on health and climate change.

Sunday 6th December12.00 noon-9pm, Gillett Square, Dalston, London.

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