1372549

2016

A performance in which viewers were asked to stay in the gallery only for as long as they could hold their breath. Upon entering, they encountered a performer reading interview transcripts about the way individuals perceive their physical limits. The performer occasionally paused to take a drink from a jug of water, which she also used to intermittently water a plant.

The piece's title, 1372549, was created by calculating the number of human breaths it would take to fill the gallery space where the performance took place.

All images courtesy of Nahmad Projects, London. Photos: Benedict Johnson.