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Breathing Space

Museum Arnhem, The Netherlands

Allora & Calzadilla, Julia Bodamer, Ulla von Brandenburg, Sofia Bauchwitz & Mario Espliego, Yvon Chabrowski, Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, David Horvitz, Ricky Cherim & Tammo Hesselink, Tamara Kuselman, Paula Mierzowsky, Grażyna Roguski, Sonya Schönberger and Katharina Veerkamp 

Sometimes the air in between people becomes tangible and present in an unexpected way. This project is dealing with the diminishing space between people when they gather in masses and the air in between two individuals that connects them.

The amount of air that builds up this space defines the way we move, as small and subtle as it may be, and how we adapt to our environment.

When is a space between people comfortable in our time and place? And when does it become too close or too distant? Do we move in relation to another person intuitively, or is it also predefined by different cultural backgrounds? Is a space formed by the movements and gestures that are enacted within? What happens when many individuals start to move in a collective way and become a single mass or even a swarm?

It seems we cannot measure or define this moving space due to its wide range of circumstances wherein it is present. Nevertheless, this tension exists and sometimes is more dominant than the transparent characteristics of air might confess. The performative project breathing space seeks to analyze different shapes this invisible space takes and what this air that is in between transports.

Works in the exhibition: 

·  Sonya Schönberger
The Shapeless Mass, 2016 
audio installation 

·  Katharina Veerkamp 
Lufteindruck, 2012 

·  Sofia Bauchwitz & Mario Espliego
Organ Compositions from the Interstice, 2016

David Horvitz 
—> (The Space Between Us), 2015 


·  Julia Bodamer
Pas de deux, 2013


·  Yvon Chabrowski
Territory, 2017


·  Ulla von Brandenburg
Around, 2009


Performances, screenings, concerts and workshops by: 
Allora & Calzadilla, Sofia Bauchwitz & Mario Espliego,  Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, Ricky Cherim & Tammo Hesselink, Tamara Kuselman, Paula Mierzowsky, Grażyna Roguski 



Exhibition curated by Natalie Keppler and Inez Piso 

Museum Arnhem

Arnhem, Netherlands

3 December 2016 - 9 January 2017

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