essence of commonness (Lublin)

4 hour durational performance
performed: Performance Platform Lublin, Galeria Labyrint, Lublin PL, 11th Nov 2017

“The one thing that we depend on the most, is the one thing we all share.”
4 hours of continuous counting of breath.

video of performance in Wroclaw (2018) here

The artists positions herself in a separate exhibition room in the gallery, and offers the audience to come and go during the time of 4 hours. In theses 4 hours she is counting her breath. Speaking each breath’s number out loud, she reaches 1366 breaths in 4 hours.

Audience was invited into a setting where they could rest, relax and just be in the room, sharing the breath with each other, and maybe entering a meditative state together with the artist. The artist makes eye contact with each person individually, over a certain period of time, and facilitates the entering of an empty state of mind.