Arduino, air pumps, spandex, air, thread, cardboard, wood, enamel
10 x 10 x 48 inches
8 x 8 x 44 inches
8 x 8 x 40 inches
Novelist and bodybuilder, Kathy Acker, claims that language is reduced to breathing and counting while working out. By limiting verbal language and letting her body speak through breath, Acker finds that she can focus on the physical experience of bodybuilding, navigating the hidden passages within her own body and accessing a level of consciousness that is normally hidden from view. In this piece, Bowling explores breath as language, a soft and subtle language that communicates with the self and is often only heard by the body it is coming from.