Pak Sheung Chuen,
Video still, 2006
Video Documentation of Performance, 6:22
Edition of 5
For his work Breathing in a House, Pak Sheung Chuen rented an apartment in Busan, on the occasion of his participation in the Biennial of the same name in Korea, measuring 6.7 mx 2.7 mx 2.2 m, a reduced size but corresponding to the average housing for two people in this city. He continued to live his normal daily routine there, as long as it took to breathe in transparent plastic bags until these completely occupied all of the living space, forcing him to leave it entirely.
Overall, the process took him ten days to finish on September 10, 2006. After the completion of his performance, the artist felt that part of his life had been entirely absorbed by the apartment.
The work is a performative survey on the situation of daily life as well as a sculptural survey on space.