Breathing Room

Site-specific installation commissioned by MK Fringe in TheCentreMK, July 2014

I’m quite overwhelmed by the response this piece is generating. The public have really embraced it, and you can see a very brief clip of me talking about it on the local news here.

Here’s a couple of quick vids – just wafting an iphone about to get a sense of it. Proper film to follow.

 

Here’s a gallery of some of the pictures people have taken, including some of the construction, and of the opening (which, annoyingly, mostly have me in them as well – sorry!). Thanks to Maja Dunn, Legge, and Hilly Edwards for the unofficial photographs.
Ownership of public space was the fringe theme, and I felt strongly that there was a hard line between commercial and non-commercial space in Milton Keynes. So I got as much breadth of Milton Keynes community as possible to donate their waste paper, from which I constructed a living, breathing representation of the community, recolonizing the commercial space. We had donations from all sorts of charities, civic bodies, interest groups, and individuals, including copies of degree certificates, and old school work.