As a part of a series of machines visualizing respiration.
For this machine i have been using the priciple of the ‘Hoberman Sphere’. This mechanical principle enables the sphere to expand.
This machine visualizes the respiration of a person while reciting a poem. Inhaling makes the sphere expand, while exhailing makes the sphere contract. The machine makes its moves, while hanging in the exhibition space. At the same time the poem, and with this the respiration, is audible through headphones. Only when hearing the poem it becomes clear in what rhythm the sphere moves.
Poem by Emily Dickinson (1861)
Translation and recital by Guus Vreeburg (2012)