Drawing Breath

Drawing Breath


A dura­tional work where a pen­cil line records the length of every exha­la­tion. The length of each line marks the length of time it takes to exhale. These marks were record­ed over a 15 hour day with­out break. [see film]

Artist state­ment –

the premise is decep­tive­ly sim­ple — mark­ing either an exha­la­tion or inhala­tion with a pen­cil line — the length of the dura­tion of a breath. Yet the cumu­la­tive effect of this action is a map that reveals a unique bridge between our uncon­scious and con­scious func­tion­ing. It is also a refo­cus­ing of atten­tion to our depen­dent rela­tion­ship with­in the aer­o­bic world..

The short film was direct­ed by Justin Stokes with music by Jamie Per­era