The Visible Breath

2018

In our daily lives, we are not usually aware of breathing, as it is invisible, ephemeral, and involuntarily-controlled. What if, however, breathing becomes visible? If so, can we be more aware of our breath? Will it lead us to intervene in unconscious behavior? Can we make a new relationship between consciousness and unconsciousness?

‘The visible breath’ is the visual representation of breathing to explore the interaction between consciousness and unconsciousness. A physical wearable detects how deep and frequent breathing is, and an algorithm interprets the biometric data and draws a wave movement. The gentler you inhale and exhale, the milder the wave undulates while the stronger you breath, the rougher the wave undulates. Through the visualization, we can become aware of unconscious behavior and may adjust inhaling and exhaling if it is not how we want to breathe.