December 2008. altered velvet dress, sizing, metal rods, copper wire.
A wearable sculpture using the body and clothing as site to visualize and extend into space the motion of unconfined breathing. This work references the history of bodily confinement in women's clothing designed to corset the body. The dress is altered to free the motion of breathing and extend this motion into the space around the body using fine metal rods that trace the wearers physical anatomy. Subtle sounds are generated by copper wires as the metal rods move in response to the breath.