Breath Thought
- Moving Towards the Other -

“It is not a question of suppressing the spoken language, but of giving words approximately the importance they have in dreams”

Antonin Artaud

How to create a state of unusual openness, of vulnerability? How to use art as a strategy to create this state?

“When I sound the vessels, I put them in resonance with my liver or with my sternum. The resonant frequency of the vessel resembles the resonant frequency of some parts of my body. I sense how breath makes the molecules of the vessel dance, which in turn makes my bones and organs dance, and those tiny hairs of the infinite spiral inside my ear. The ordinary sound of breathing that we so often forget becomes—thanks to the resonant concavity of the vessel and its responses in vibrations—an extraordinary sound.
The extraordinary sound of breathing "shakes us, warns us, hurts us, changes us..." It makes audible the affirmative forces of life. Bachelard reminds us one more time, “To get a better feeling for it, let us try to establish silence in our entire being–let us listen to nothing but our own breathing–let us become as aerial as our breath–let us make no noise but our breathing, taking only shallow breath–let us imagine only those words that form as we breath. [...] Let us live the word, as we live it when we swear to love someone ‘with all our soul,’ to love ‘till our last breath.’ Let us live it by ‘breathing it’.””

Video Documentation

“Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person; it is an attitude, an orientation of character which determines the relatedness of a person to the world as a whole, not toward one ‘object’ of love.”

Erich Fromm


First Iteration