Maria Dirneder (AT)
Intangible Bubbles Calling for Aphrodite
The wind god Zephyr travelled Aphrodite, the foam-born goddess of love, with his breath upon a seashell in the ocean.
The embodied interaction brings the breath into the natural environmental space of water in real time. Audience members´ breath is measured by sensors, its movement is visualized and transferred into water for oxygenation and refreshing itself. In the water the intangible air gets a body, becoming visible with delineated bubbles. Audience members get touched by breathing which is visceral like lungs. A deep breath creates the experience of a deep feeling and touch in the deepest inside. There is an inevitably exchange between lungs and atmosphere. As a means of transport air acts as a very intrinsically active material. The air we breathe is directly related with climate factors. Creating a perceptible and visible interaction of our own breath with the environment which gives us a possibility to relate with the intangible.