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Visualising the Ephemeral: Breath in Visual Art

Wed 29 November @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Wed 29 Nov, Durham

In the second event of the Arts of Breath series, Jayne Wilton will be exploring breath in visual art.

‘Art changes human experience as it reorders our perceptions and engages our emotions’ (Gabrielle Starr, ‘Feeling Beauty: The Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience’). The ephemeral and elusive breath has been associated with visual art since Paleolithic times and has been employed literally and metaphorically to explore and express concepts as disparate as creation, interaction, conflict, scientific discovery and the human condition. This lecture will illustrate and draw from cultural, political and spiritual portrayals of breath made visible across genres and history, to create a dialogue with the mechanism and power of visual art to connect us to the embodied experience of breathing.

Jayne Wilton is a visual artist who explores the breath as a unit of exchange between people and their environments. Her practice uses darkroom processes with drawing, photography, video and sound to capture the usually invisible trace of breath as it moves across a surface. 

Free, no need to book. All welcome.

6.15pm start, ER142, Elvet Riverside 1, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3JT

For more information contact sarah.mclusky@durham.ac.uk

The featured image is a detail from ‘Sing’ by Jayne Wilton.

Details

Date:
Wed 29 November
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organiser

Life of Breath
Email:
mail@lifeofbreath.org
Website:
www.lifeofbreath.org

Venue

Elvet Riverside ER142, Durham University
New Elvet
Durham, DH1 3JT United Kingdom
Phone:
01913348142