Being and Breathing
Being and Breathing is inspired by one of the chapters “The Spatiality of One’s Own Body and Motility” in Phenomenology of Perception by the French phenomenological philosopher, Maurice Merleau-Ponty. The way that Merleau-Ponty describes meticulously on how the spatiality of our own body functions reminds me of the most primitive ability that we are born with naturally – Breathing. Generally, in our everyday life, we do not really pay attention to any of these daily gestures like standing, sitting, and lying down, etc., and how important they are to us. We take them for granted of being alive. By creating Being and Breathing, I would like to share the idea of slowing down and taking time to listen to oneself with the audience as a reminder to appreciate our existence everyday.