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Blowing Gently...
Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York
  • Year
  • 2002
  • Type
  • Interactive Installation
Overview

The installation is a reflection on ephemerality. The memory of a nostalgic childhood trinket, a soap bubble, serves as the point of interaction for the central piece, hinting at the subtle action of blowing. Visitors become an integral part of the installation, as it is their breathing which unfolds a chain of events. By blowing at different lengths and intensities, visitors create and inflate male and female creatures, which subsequently seem to float off into space. Each creature has an individual behaviour which causes different reactions when colliding with one another. Eventually all creatures fade away or disappear into a void.

A second piece, "day six", is presented in the smaller gallery space. This object, also activated by the visitor's breath, plays on the creation myth. Visitors are invited to breathe various randomly selected qualities into their own image via a pair of abstracted nostrils in front of a mirror. When blowing, one can watch oneself exhaling and inhaling a swarm of images representing qualities such as youth or beauty.

Press & Awards
Silver Award, ID Magazine Annual Interactive Media Design Review, 2003
Day Six Installation
NYU Alumni Magazine
Dada Digital, Spring 2005
Design Week
Aerialism - Antenna, February 2003
ARTnews
Reviews - Antenna at Frederieke Taylor, June 2002