Sergiy Petlyuk / / Сергій Петлюк

Breathing

2010

12/9 channel video installation

The first sign of the new life is the first breath/exhalation at birth. Without this breath/exhalation the further human existence is impossible. Only after this first action the life begins.
Then, people balance between life and death throughout their lives. Also, the life story of every person is a continuous vibration, continuous pulsation, uninterrupted “breathing”.
As soon as this vibration and balancing disappear, the life stops.
“Breathing” in this case is a metaphor, symbol and sign.