Sergiy Petlyuk / / Сергій Петлюк



Multichannel video installation
Videos. Monitors, wooden constructions, glass. Dimensions variable

The video installation consists of modules with monitors which display human faces constantly diving in and coming up for a new breath. The monitors covered with double glass boxes designed to multiply, break and fragment the visual images displayed on the screens.

The work refers to the duality of human nature and its constant balancing on the brink. It starts with the first breath at birth and continues throughout life—an individual is constantly balancing between real and abstract, between pain and joy, between fragility and strength, between hopelessness and believe, between life and death...

Simple, repetitive, monotonous acts of breathing on the screens keep the audience in suspense and force them to breathe together with the displayed media characters.