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Breathless
Breathless is an interactive experience inspired by Fragonard's Swing, which combines elements of voyeurism, abandonment and breath control to power the ride. 2010.

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Audience members progress through the roles of Spectator, Rider, and Controller. They may be forced to watch the pleasure of a lover being manipulated by a stranger's breathing - heard publicly amplified - or face the awkwardness of controlling a stranger themselves.

Breathless features a motorised swing controlled by breathing data collected from WiFi gas mask respirators. It is is produced in collaboration with Horizon Digital Economy Research and supported by Arts Council England.

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Rider prepares to control swing
Rider prepares to control swing
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