Breathe | 2007
In the silent installation Breathe, individuals walk from one frame into another, stop – face the camera and after several intimate moments, lean backwards and slowly fall out of the margins of the space. The wait before the fall is a crucial moment, as viewers are witness to each subject’s moment of hesitation or doubt: eyes that flicker, or sometimes close; muscles that contract, and empty gazes. Because of the repetition of the fall, the viewer can expect to witness the same gesture; but what remains unique in each portrait is the expression of the subject and their self-awareness as they gradually let go.
La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse
The Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto
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