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4 breath accumulations – movement

The choreographic processes used in the drawings ‘4breath accumulations – four pen drawings’ are carried out in movement by four performers. These processes are based on four breath stages that develop over four accumulations. 4 breath accumulations – movement was presented as part of the performance installation at Tramway in June 2018, performed by Rosanna Irvine, Claricia Kruithof, […]

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Video Excerpts Breath Pieces – performance installation

The following pieces were presented in the immersive performance installation at Tramway: 4breath accumulations – pen drawings on paper 500 breaths – video installation In + out breath – durational drawing charcoal on paper Rise + fall of the breath – sound performance Fall + rise of the breath – movement & sound performance Departing breath – performance […]

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Breath Pieces – 23 June Tramway

a performance installation Tramway Glasgow 7.30pm Saturday 23rd June 2018 Breath Pieces – part performance, part installation – comprises multiple components intermingling in an immersive experience of the breathing breath. Breath Pieces operates across art forms. In each piece the actuality of the breathing breath is the driving force for the visceral emerging of kinetic, […]

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‏Breath and drawing workshop Tramway 19 June

‏Breath and drawing workshop at Tramway, Glasgow all drawings on this page created by participants ‏Tuesday 19 June 2018, 10.30am – 12noon An opportunity to learn and experiment with some of the processes used in the development of the drawing pieces. All materials are provided Suitable for all ‏Ages 16+ We will begin with a […]

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Wave breath syncopating

A movement piece working with composed sequences for movement and breath within a frame for real time composition. Developed with and performed by Claricia Kruithof, Aniela Piasecka and Marie Williamson. Initial research carried out with Scottish Dance Theatre dancers Paolo Pisarra, Alison Jaques, Jessie Robert-Smith & Kieran Brown Wave Breath Syncopating was presented as part of […]

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Broken breath

An experiment in movement Usually our breathing is steady, constant, gradually shifting its rhythms. This experiment investigates what happens when the breath is fractured, interrupted, moving without a predictable rhythm – and when this breath moves you. Broken breath is being developed with Claricia Kruithof, Aniela Piasecka and Marie Williamson. In image Claricia Kruithof and Aniela […]

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Developing sound app

Breath Pieces sound app is being developed with sound artist Tim Sayer.  He is working with the sounds that arise in many of the developing pieces and with the types of processes that arose in the drawing In and out breath – in particular draw a line and copy it. Reflecting the processes of that […]

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Balloon breath in the making

One hundred balloons containing my breath, each balloon containing five breaths. Untangling the strings that hold five hundred breaths. A video piece in the making. Working with The Media Workshop. Image by Tim Dollimore of The Media Workshop

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4 breath accumulations – choreographic breath drawing

This drawing works with the instructions for a pranayama (yogic) breath practice: breath in for count of four, retain the breath for a count of four, breath out for a count of four, retain the breath for a count of four – and keep repeating. Retaining the breath is not holding the breath; it done […]

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Blue breath

A sound experiment Blue breath is being developed with artist and writer Mark Leahy. Blue breath investigates the sound of breath before language articulation. In breath, out breath, vibrating breath, tonal breath, the effects of forming and changing the cavities through which breath moves. Moving towards a structured composition for two breathing bodies based on […]

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In + out breath – choreographic breath drawing

This drawing follows the simple choreographic instruction: draw a line on each inbreath with each line corresponding to the length of the breath, and a paired line on the outbreath that follows with each line corresponding to the length of the breath. Repeat this action on each in and outbreath drawing each line alongside the […]

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Departing breath

visual performance Breath becoming visible … breath departing … the duration of disappearance Departing breath was presented as part of the performance installation at Tramway in June 2018. Circular mirrors hanging suspended in the space become surfaces that capture the material of a breath – and that reveal the duration of its disappearance …