Breath(e) 2005 Installation with video, sound and handmade object Photos by Kurt Simonson
This piece was installed in the Maxine Merlino Gallery at California State University, Long Beach. Branch-like forms move subtly, fading in and out almost imperceptibly, as sounds of wind and breathing undulate in the background. A mysterious object is suspended in the center of the wall, and is revealed as the video fades to white. The viewer has the opportunity to align their shadow with this object, a pair of lungs constructed using fibrous materials, thus positioning themselves simultaneously within the body and within the landscape. Notions of the body, time and memory are alluded to within the work.