The Breathing Art
Jan 22
Jan 31 2021
exhibition online

In this installation brown paper bags and bellows are connected through breathing hoses. Sensors activated by visitor movement around the installation cause the bags to expand and contract, symbolic of breathing.

The bellows input frequency is matched to a distance sensor that correlates close physical distance (within 6 feet) to shortness of breath, dyspnea, coughing, and other breathing patterns.

The work expresses our concern and fear of contagion during the COVID-19 pandemic. By representing our shared experience as a designed interaction, aspects of physical distancing are recast as a complex and emotional mode of intercommunication.


Zhouyang Lu


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Zhouyang Lu
TheBreathingArt @Zhouyang Lu
TheBreathingArt @Zhouyang Lu