We live in an ocean of air. When air first filled your lungs, everything changed. Without air, birds would plummet from the sky, plants would wither and we humans would suffocate. As we breathe in and out, air mingles with our bodily tissues, filling the lungs and oxygenating the blood. Air knows no borders.
‘Breathe’ is a mixed-reality application that uses body movement, gesture and breath to immerse participants in the story of air. To experience your body not as confined to the outline of your skin but as more widely entangled and as a full participant of a living world. Participants will experience themselves as creatures not only terrestrial but of the air. A central challenge of our time is to re-imagine our relationship to the world we inhabit. Your breath is a doorway to the awareness that we are immersed in a field that belongs to and unites all the living biosphere.
Breathe will recast your ordinary daily experience of breathing as your immediate direct link in a slow and complex living world. It harnesses the power of mix-reality to reconnect us to the world around us.
Diego Galafassi, Lead Artist
Diego Galafassi writes, produces and directs documentaries, experimental cinema and performance. Within cinema, he has collaborated with Jesper Kurlandsky’s (BLONDIE, LILJA4EVER) and Fredrik Wenzel’s (THE SQUARE, FORCE MAJEURE) Aeterna and has directed THE LIFE OF LINES (CPH:DOX Science 2018). Diego has led the art-science interface at the Stockholm Resilience Centre between 2012-2016 and has initiated a range of international networks bringing together artists and scientists. Diego holds a Ph.D. in Sustainability Science and his research is centred on imagination and how arts-based approaches can support societal transformations towards sustainability.
Lisa Holmqvist, Composer
Lisa Holmqvist is a Swedish composer, singer and fine artist. She won Guldbaggen (2017) for best original music for FLOCKING. She has been active as a composer/sound artist on herown as well as in collaboration with visual artists, filmmakers and choreographers such as: Jenny Andreasson, Alexandra Campbell, Åsa Cederqvist, Beata Gårdeler, Mirko Guido, Lena Jordebo, Lisa Langseth, Snejanka Mihaylova.
Jesper Kurlandsky, Producer, Fasad
Producer/Director and managing director at Fasad, associated with titles such as Avalon, The Ape, The Raft and Jimmie. Founded Stockholm Coordination Initiative in 2016, an organization that initiated and coordinated the festival Stockholm Act, nominated for UN Action Awards.