• Artist: Susan Beniston
  • Medium: Interactive Installation
  • Project Type: Independent Projects
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown

Experience drawing your own breath in artful ways and measure its length, to create a sculpture in the round with others.


401 Richmond St W

  • Address: 401 Richmond
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible

The Project

Breathing has always signaled to us that we are alive. When Covid entered our lives, we were made much more aware of our breath, focusing on how safe and/or dangerous it could be. So now, how can we remain close while honouring different boundaries? Can we embrace our differences in touching ways, without touching? Yes. We can measure our own breath and show the crossovers which close the distance between us. We invite everyone to play their part in this performance of measuring breaths. We want everyone to experience the rhythm of their breath and see different rhythms in others in a calm, connected way. What can this look like? Everybody will be asked to provide personal thoughts so we can build upon a bigger idea over this 12-hour time period. What will be created is a sculpture made from what happens, in the relational Space Between Us.

The Artist

  • Susan Beniston

Susan Beniston is a Toronto based artist, a certified art therapist and an educator. Active, creative spaces that inform her work include mindful-breathing practice and the Art Hive movement: to connect communities, to co-build relational knowledge (locally, nationally, internationally) and to increase resilience through socially engaged arts that are inclusive, accessible, and sustainable.