Breathing worlds

It can feel as if we each live in our own worlds, even if only in our own imagination. Bernard de Fontenelle illustrates the planets of our solar system, each as their own galaxies with moons and other orbiters. Stacked on top of each other, the image seems to contain one world and a multitude of worlds simultaneously.

Lucy Sabin and Derek McCormack discuss this plurality of existence in relation to breath. The article combines a recollection of Sabin’s project for Modern Art Oxford, Breathing worlds, and McCormarck’s scholarly and personal experience with lung CT scans in the midst of a global pandemic that affects the respiratory system.

While each person lives their own life and has their own experience of breathing, Sabin and McCormack illuminate how the breath is both a personal and universal experience.

Read the full article in Venti Journal.