orientations : a layer of breath (2002)
An installation of 700 pieces of inflatables, 25 cm x 25 cm x 25 cm each, a line of powder text, 18 m long
Site + Sight, translating cultures, Asian Civilisation Museum, Singapore, 2002
This an installation of any number of transparent cubes, breath-inflated. Participants were invited to fill up a cube up with his/her breath, engaging in a process that involves the inhalation of oxygen and the expulsion of carbon dioxide and probably other oral fluids. Eventually, the "immaterialness" of the air in the space becomes replaced/displaced by human breath laden with significant DNA matter. Surrounding the space is a continuous line of text spelled out using powder; light, precarious and easily impermanent.
This work was inspired by Piero Manzoni.