Jamie McHugh: Images & Assembled Sound Score - vocals, sruti box, singing bowls and bird calls naturebeingart.org
James Vannes: Video (University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance students performing Anna Halprin's "Circle the Earth", restaged by Jamie McHugh during a Fall 2016 residency)
The Breathing Room Series of contemplative motional art is designed to slow down time and create "breathing room" for the viewer. The videos of Jamie McHugh's visual art of the natural world (NatureBeingArt) accompanied by spacious music are inspired by Richard Shusterman's philosophy of Somaesthetics: the theory/practice of cultivating bodily sense perceptions to heighten aliveness and increase awareness of sensory beauty so that everyday life becomes more of a sensate and aesthetic experience.
First step - focus on the rhythmic action of your breathing, slow down your exhale to slow down time and rest. As your body settles in place, your mind can wander as you listen to the soundtrack and receive these photographs of the natural world slowly transforming, one image to the next, without trying to figure out what you are seeing. Best viewed with HD setting and on a big screen.
For classes on the contemplative art of breathing and moving with Jamie McHugh, go to somaticexpression.com