The Dance between Breath & Death is a collaborative instillation between the Digital space, the Arts and the Social Sciences. This project is a sensory experience that uses sound and imagery to zoom into the relationship between breath, death (and grief). While breath is a core element of human life, as people we frequently take it for granted. Following a recent experience of death (specifically the death of a parent), one of the researchers observed that her unconscious engagement with breath resulted in heightened anxiety and unease. As time progressed, she reflected and found that conscious engagement with one’s breath can assist in maintaining aliveness even in times of grief. The journey of one’s process of grief is shared and the importance of breath brought to light. Through this explorative project, the team intends to shine a spotlight on breath with the aim of facilitating healing in times of death (and grief).
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