Breathing down your neck

Installation for Mma : Clubs, Melbourne 2004

Video documentation of a live art action, whereby the audience where invited to breath on a perspex plate with a person on the other side. The work had mirror plates on the wall behind and the audience where reflected within the action.

The work was the final in the Velvet light series which explored the dynamic of the breath and experiencing the breath in a reflective manner.

The work was concieved months prior to the SARS outbreak but was actioned around this time, when the notion of a stranger breathing on you could cause fatal harm, this added another element to the reading at the time.