I met for an intense and stimulating conversation with Andrew Suttar, a self-proclaimed “bubbleologist,” which ranged across ideas of feedback systems, human development, economics, Frei Otto, Joseph Campbell, Adam Curtis and ended with him gifting me a bottle of the world’s best bubble-blowing mixture.
Sunlight, passive ventilation system, space blanket, magnets.
A lightweight blanket made of polyurethane film with a thin coating of aluminium is draped over the fresh air outlet of a passive ventilation system. As air flows into the space, the blanket rises and falls, picking up varying reflections from inside and outside the space, and making visible this commonplace but subtle phenomenon.
Breathing. Space. is a collection of projects that are being developed to investigate a series of inter-related ideas: air, breath, vitality, pressure, interiority, ambience and atmosphere. Over the next three months I will produce, install and perform a range of small interventions which explore these inter-relationships and the thresholds between them.
Thanks to Hsu Han for the photo.