Millions of people living in Britain are inhaling air considered too dangerous to breathe.
The World Health Organisation has officially stated that the air we breathe in on a daily basis in the UK is “too dangerous to breathe”. Pollutants and soot-particles emitted by fuel-burning vehicles, Diesel vehicles and industrial factories are polluting the lungs of the UK’s citizens - and the government are still concealing the facts. With research from organisations such as King’s College, it is becoming more apparent that it is not just city air which is harmful, but air nationwide. Factory pollutant particles disperse across acres of land, bringing about harmful airborne toxic waste - even across the most rural landscapes.
The alternative, renewable energy, is available. But is the UK Government making appropriate choices to help protect the environment and its citizens? Are the public aware of the dangers of the air they breathe, even in rural areas? In addition, is enough being done to tackle pollution from factories burning coal and fossil fuels?
In CAN Organic a group of dancers, and a class of young dance students from London, interact with a rural landscape which sits at the intersection between natural and man-made. The dancers’ physicality and sensitivity to their environment highlights the industrial human impact on the green-belt surrounding our major cities.