I WANT YOU TO BREATHE ME IN, LET ME BE YOUR AIR
Mixed media, 4‘20‘‚ loop, stereo
I want you to breathe me in, let me be your air consists of two sound sources: one’s own breath, amplified by earplugs, and the breath played back through headphones.
Normally one puts on earplugs to protect the ears from loud or noisy sounds. Here, they are used to amplify one‘s own breath and focus inward. After inserting the earplugs, one puts on the headphones. Now the sound of one‘s own breath mixes with the breath played back through the headphones. Inside and outside interpenetrate, boundaries blur.
Photos: Tim Rod