What to breathe about, 2014, 11.33 min video

Using the act of breathing to represent life itself, I shot this video having to keep eye contact with my viewer while at the same time only being allowed to breathe for every time there was a change in the editing of a popular TV show. It was difficult to focus on both the choreographed breathing and the eye contact so I ended up doing each of them only halfway. In today’s society many of us spend long hours in front of a screen looking into the lives of others - whether fictional or not - and sometimes I wonder for what reason we live, whether or not we prefer our own life to the ones lived by others.