This interactive installation featured in the Making Public Show 2019 at the Royal College of Art.
I merely offered a breathing and reading space to complement my MRes thesis.
Visitors were invited to sit on the bench and could listen to a performance of 50 yogic breathing techniques layered on top of one another.
The sound was oceanic and visitors reported feeling calmer as their attention was drawn inwards to their own breathing, which merged with the recorded breaths from the past.
In Memory of Air is a homage to Luce Irigaray’s text L’oubli de l’air chez Martin Heidegger (‘The forgetting of air…’, 1983). Her breath-aware philosophy deeply inspired my thesis.
See my accompanying article, ‘Breathing and Nothingness’, in Medical Humanities journal, The Polyphony.