The Breathing in Place project explores the relationship of the body to the landscape through the use of video and photography. I am interested in bodies of water for their constant change and erosion, the shore as a boundary line shifting and acting on the land, and the inevitability of the horizon. The physical presence of the performer in the landscape echoes and disturbs the boundaries of water to land, marking both human acceptance and discomfort with the natural world.
The soundtrack was created in collaboration with Cellist Alison Chesley. Through layering manipulations of the cello with my own breathing a soundtrack was created that eerily suggests the waves of the video.
The entire piece is shown as an installation on a continuous loop.
This piece is one of a series of interactions with the Great Lakes.