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tube breather  2012

by Catherine Barragry

image by Joseph Carr

Performance as part of Dublin Live Art Festival 2012 at the Back Loft, Dublin
Curated by Ciara McKeon and Niamh Murphy

A roomful of people lay on the floor in near darkness as I moved around them on a lit skateboard breathing through a tube onto their exposed skin. Exploring ideas of low-fi science fiction and consciousness, tube breather performs a creature that has identified other sentient lifeforms. Here the creature makes a tentative social gesture where breath is used as a kind of ‘first contact’.