Performance in a storefront with display window in Berlin
Volume of the space: 15 cubic meters
Balloon: 15 cubic meters
Display window: 2.5 meters
Performed in Berlin from 30 October to 17 November 2019, daily from 4pm to 8pm.
A human being breathes appx. 20,000 times a day, transporting some 12 cubic meters of air in the process.
We breathe automatically.
Breathing is a prerequisite for life for many living organisms.
The performance unfolds in a semi-public space (storefront with display window), where, over a period of 18 days, the artist blows up a balloon that, eventually, fills the space completely. The artist’s breath transforms the space, occupying its entire volume.
In this long-term performance I try to show how I fill a space with my breath and, in the same space and same atmosphere, simultaneously deprive myself of my breath and make myself unable to breathe.