Catch Your Breath Exhibition
Sat 24 November 2018 - Wed 1 January 2020
24 Nov 2018 – late 2019
Everyone breathes. From a baby’s first cries to a dying gasp, breath is an ever-present companion on the journey through life. Breathing isn’t just a biological process. It enables us to communicate, to speak, to create music. It can have deep cultural and spiritual meaning. It can be a marker of both health and illness. Through objects, visual, sound, interactive materials and event, this exhibition will tell the story of how our relationship with and understanding of the breath has developed over time, from ancient philosophers who equated breath with life itself to the latest advances in medicine.
The exhibition will launch in Durham, at Palace Green Library (November 2018-March 2019) before moving on to the Royal College of Physicians in London (March-September 2019) the Southmead Hospital Bristol (late 2019).
The image shows ‘Life of Breath’ by Jayne Wilton which will featuure in the exhibition.