'Single Shared Breath', 2011

Emma Critchley

Video Artwork
2 minutes 30 seconds, Looped on HD Blue-Ray Disc. No Sound
Edition of 5 + 2AP

Signed, numbered and titled on artist label
Provenance | The artist's studio

Single Shared Breath celebrates life’s most precious resources – air and water –exploring our human dependence upon it. Submerged underwater, figures are caught, suspended in an underwater embrace, sustained only by a shared breath. Inhabiting this watery space necessitates both a physical and mental re-alignment, and the idea of breath, an otherwise reflexive function, becomes heightened. The interruption of this silent yet rhythmical exchange is a reminder of the subtle fragility of life, and the disregard of humanity for those critical resources without which it would cease to exist.