Breathing Volume is an installation that offers a unique experience, merging dynamic architecture and immersive sound design. It plays with the notion of space in an audio-visual context. Upon entering the public will be embraced between breathing walls constantly changing their physical volume, for approximately 5 minutes, creating a perception of being inside a living organism. Four synchronised ventilators trigger the dynamics of the sound matrix and the movement of the walls by following the canon of human lungs. Subwoofers placed in its interior transform the pulsing bass frequencies into the soul of the organism. Breathing Volume unexpectedly steers the focus from what surrounds us, to what is immediate, here and now, offering a distorted reflection on our relationship with space, its distance and extension.

Concept: Marco Barotti, Marco Canevacci
Set designer: Simone Serlenga
Team: Yena Young, Hugo Luque, Stephanie Grönnert
Thanks: Markéta Černá
Photos: Simone Serlenga
Breathing Volume is a joint project of Marco Barotti and Plastique Fantastique for "4 + 4 Days in Motion" Prague, October 2015

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