Glassroom projects

Belinda Yee – ‘Close’ 2021

(materials: breath, balloons,  glassed enclosure)

Close (2021) is an installation of balloons, each one holding the breath of a stranger. The audience participates by adding a balloon and sharing their breath. Over time, the balloons deflate, filling the enclosure with a collective breath, a trace of all the participants.

The work prompts reflection on our changed relationship with the breath, proximity to others, and the difficulty or danger of being together. It concludes with an interactive audience engagement around a key question – ‘will you come closer?’

Open campus hours until 14 May 2021
Close is closed to future breath donations due to the current COVID-19 situation in Sydney, but its progress to 7 May is on exhibition until 14 May.