Breathe illustrates a simple relationship between man and nature through technology. It is designed to heighten the user’s self-awareness of mood and sense of presence with the work, by measuring their breath and providing visual feedback. The natural rhythm of breathing will appear to mimic the ocean through expansion and recession, creating a link to strengthen the association. The work is an experimental piece designed to provoke a sense of the power struggle between man and nature.
To activate the time and speed of the wave, the user is instructed to blow on the perspex which houses a temperature sensor and triggers the next individual wave to roll in.