Christina Heidecker, Thomas Wagner, Andreas Zingerle
Interactive Installation, 2006
Thoughts and feeling like happiness, grief, security and loneliness influence and change our breathing. In these hectic times in which people are under incessant pressure to perform, checked by constraints and harried by fears, most of us don't even notice what a state of distress our breathing is in. The purpose of this installation is to make visitors conscious of unconscious breathing and especially of breathing with the diaphragm. Atem- Raum is designed to let people experience breath and foster an approach to it characterized by self-awareness. We want to achieve this through the use of sound, color and the haptic experience of the movements of the exhibit's walls.