Unity in Breath – an immersive art installation
Unity in Breath is an immersive art installation that celebrates the remarkable diversity and shared humanity of people from all paths of life. The central idea is simple yet powerful: regardless of our differences in culture, religion, gender, or background, we all share the same fundamental essence as human beings. The heart of the installation are balloons, each uniquely filled with the breath of individuals from diverse backgrounds. The balloons symbolize both the fragility and resilience of human existence. They serve as vivid metaphors for the wide array of experiences, perspectives, and stories that define our world. The balloons are thoughtfully arranged within a clear, flexible plastic pipe that weaves its way throughout the installation space. Starting as a concentrated cluster in one corner, the pipe gradually extends, creating a visual representation of unity spreading like a warm, radiant starburst. The installation unfolds over four screenings, with each representing a distinct phase of the project. On the final day, four warm starbursts merge, forming a harmonious tapestry of human connection. This merging signifies the universal potential for unity, even in a world often divided by differences. As visitors engage with Unity in Breath, they experience not only the visually striking transformation but also the subtle, collective heartbeat of humanity through the gentle swaying and shifting of the balloons. It’s a powerful reminder that beneath the surface, we all share the same breath and a common yearning for peace and happiness. Unity in Breath aims to challenge perceptions, fostering an environment of inclusivity and understanding, inviting viewers to recognize the beauty in our shared humanity and the strength that comes from our diversity. It is a testament to the belief that, despite our differences, we can come together in peace and happiness as one human family.
Nawras Rashed a Liubov Shestakova
(of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Department of Sculpture, Object, Installation)
The installation will be created as a part of screening of The Tuba Thieves which the audencie can watch holding balloons in their hands on November 8, 19:00, VŠMU, Klap Cinema.
3.-9. 11. v Klap Cinema (VŠMU, Svoradova 2)
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