BREATHING ENTANGLEMENT, OUR RELIANCE ON AIR
Fabric sculpture - silk
Duration : 39.44 minutes
What kind of relation can we weave between human bodies and the space of Air?
Through this performance and performative prop the breath is experienced as what enables us to be animate. Approaching the body as a more-than-human site of ecological exchange in which the prop allows the boundaries of the body to spill out all the while containing and holding the space of air.
“With every breath we take, we expose our lungs to the outside world, regardless of all the barriers we have erected between the environment and ourselves” - Luce Irigaray, The Forgetting of Air, 1999
“We cannot escape this air. It is the air that comes into our body through our lungs” - Nerea Calvillo, Particular sensibilities, e-flux Architecture
Performer Buket Yenidogan
Breathing Entanglement, our Reliance on Air (2021) is part of an experimental research project, a triptych presenting three different scales of experiments to reinforce our bodily bound with air, the space we inhabit. Enquiring about the relation between bodies and the space of Air, the invisible spiritual matter that holds primal life energy and acts as a continuum between the Earth and our bodies ecologies the project investigates ways of creating new embodied experiences in which the body is a sensing territory continually vibrating, pulsing and mingling with Air.