In Chorus of Lungs, Leila Sujir & Maria Lantin explore elements of the social body through experiments with sound and image spatialization of voices, breath and breathing, which will become a video-audio installation. In the installation, the lungs will appear to be floating in a shared space with the viewer, with exterior spaces and portraits projected onto the interior spaces of the body. Chorus of Lungs will work with an ebb and flow of images, a particle-like motion simulating breathing, moving between the individual portrait to the larger grouping of the chorus, becoming a vocal conversation with the viewer, not necessarily in words. Viewers will be invited to interact with the chorus through a small object held in the palm of the hands, which will be programmed, each object connecting to a pair of lungs to evoke a fragile yet tensile strength and physicality, along with a sense of exchange and responsibility. The project explores questions of interior spaces, the body, simulation and presence.
Chorus of Lungs
© L. Sujir, 2008