During the performance, this video was projected onto a screen while the members of Gemini Society meditated on each word displayed. While doing this, their breathing and heartbeats were amplified over loudspeakers. Stethoscopes were distributed to the audience, who were invited to participate in any way they wished--such as listening to their own heartbeat and breathing, those of others in the audience, and/or joining in concentrating on the words in the video.
Chance operations were used to choose the words shown from a Basic English vocabulary list.
What do these words mean to your body?
Originally performed by Matt Megyes and Samuel Clay Birmaher at The Stone, NYC, September 4, 2012.