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Pak Sheung Chuen: Breathing in a House

Video program with works by Pak Sheung Chuen
videoclub and Videotage (Hong Kong), online

videoclub is run by a small team, passionate about artists’ moving image and digital culture. Their current video program entitled Artists - Both Sides Now 6: Viral Futures includes the work of Pak Sheung Chuen, which can be viewed online for a limited time.

“I live in a small house, Breathing, Until I use up all the air in the whole house.

One night I slept on my own bed, staring at the ceiling, thinking of nothing, but indistinctly heard my own breathing, and I suddenly asked myself, ‘How long does it take to breathe in all the air of this room?’. This is how this work was conceived. And then there came a chance to realize this idea at the Busan Biennial in Korea. I rented an apartment (6.7m x 2.7m x 2.2m, as small as an apartment in Hong Kong! ) in Busan. I lived in this small apartment as usual, but I collected the air I breathed with transparent plastic bags until the whole apartment was filled with these plastic bags with my own breathing. The whole process took 10 days. It felt like part of my life belonged to this apartment.”

To watch the work, follow the link.


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