September 11 triggered many things, but one of the most pernicious is the rise of fear-based and paranoid cultural norms. This Spring, artist kanarinka will run the entire evacuation route in Boston and measure its distance in breaths. She will have recording and broadcasting equipment strapped to her body. The breaths will be amplified and broadcast into the public space around her.
The project will include running performances in public space (2007), a web podcast of breaths (2007), and a gallery installation of the archive of breaths (2008). The performances and website are presented by iKatun for the 2007 Boston Cyberarts Festival. The project will be on view at the Cyberarts Gala on Fri, May 4, 2007, 6:30pm at the Hotel @ MIT, Cambridge, MA.
You can have a listen to kanarinka’s podcasts by going here.
kanarinka is a member of the Institute for Infinitely Small Things, who recently launched the New American Dictionary, the Fear and Security Edition. .