The viewer enters a small, dark space wearing a gas mask. Within the space, one wall is a rear projection screen. As he breathes, or talks, or sings, the sound of his own exhalation or vocalization is echoed back to him. The altered sound creates a sonic expression of his presence, filling the space.
|As he approaches the screen and breathes onto it, an image is gradually revealed, like breath condensing on cold glass. The exposure of the image grows as he exhales, slowly shrinking as he inhales. Multiple windows can be opened at once, revealing and fragmenting the image.|
|Over time, new images replace older images. The accumulation and decay of sound and image parallels the process of recollection: the effect of each new breath overlaps and replaces previous ones, creating an interdependency between exposure and erasure.|