Sara Magenheimer

 

Best is Man’s Breath Quality 

(Excerpt)

2017
HD video, color, sound; 15 min.
Shown as a two-channel installation at The Kitchen and PICA with performances titled, “I Collect Neglected Venoms.”

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From Video Data Bank:

As an ominous voice guides us through Best Is Man’s Breath Quality, we are confronted by dense and complex images and sounds that appear and disappear before us. From primates engaging with their reflected selves to glowing jellyfish drifting through deep and dark oceans, our visual perception of the human figure is de-centered, leaving only the grain of analog and digital voices recognizable to our senses.