Art as the breath of life. Joseph Morris makes the idea literal with “Serpentine Breath” from 2014. Mesmerizing.
Across the gallery from the breathing fabric is “Breathing Water.” I stood and watched and breathed in time with the water. And I tried to imagine how Robin Mandel filmed this.
His “Red Giant” from 2015 is made of gold clubs, steel armature, and electrical components. In the gallery, it looks like some kind of primordial, burning star. Maybe you can see that in this shaky video.
Mandel’s chair-on-the-wall thing is just fun.
The breeze would seem to move “Solar Particle Wind Chime” by Morris. It uses “a data sonification system that pulls real time solar wind particle data from the Advanced Composition Explorer satellite.” Wow. I don’t know. It’s looks as playful as a Calder mobile to me.
Good old fashioned breath-powered wind would move Susan Clinard’s mobiles.
Literally, light as breath.
I really love this new work of hers. Hands are an important motif for me, and I think Susan’s mixed media pieces are so loving, so sensitive.
There’s deep humanity in her work. So much heart. Her works breathe. They break free of bonds. They remind us to breathe.