Breathworks Blog post on Modern Art Oxford website

By amandacouch, Aug 6 2020 11:07AM

I was invited by Lucy Sabin and Modern Art Oxford to make a blog post about my daily collaborative performances that I have been doing with the wheat growing in my garden during the Coronavirus pandemic, to kick off the participatory digital Breathworks project by Lucy and MAO. 

Part of my wider, ‘Becoming With Wheat and Other More-Than-Human Others’ which explores our interspecies relationship with wheat, the post talks about the actions as reciprocal processes of photosynthesis and respiration: the exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen between the Emmer and myself, which I recorded and posted daily on Instagram during June and July. You can also watch a video of some excerpts of the performances.

Breathworks, initiated by artist and researcher, Lucy Sabin, is a digital project on the Modern Art Oxford's platforms, which aims to explore everyone’s unique experience of breathing. Throughout August, MAO will invite contributions of ‘breathwork’ from its variety of audiences to capture an experience of breathing via an image and sound recording. 

Breathworks runs until 31 August 2020 and is free and open to all. To take part go to,

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