PENUMBRAL BODY

Penumbral Body is a moving, flexible steel structure that uses black silk to expand and collapse, moving air within a space.  It is a piece experienced within darkness that uses a singular pin of light emitting from behind the work, dimly lighting the room, while the piece itself is a shadow.  It slowly expands to inhale and collapses itself to exhale, tactilely pushing air across the viewer's skin.  The experience is one of tension and uncertainty.  This is an empathetic machine, and the experience of it is intended to engage us by referencing breath, the body, space, time, and repetitive gesture.  
 

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