11 episodes

This series explores the research themes, events and activities of the Life of Breath project. Life of Breath is an research project exploring breathing and breathlessness at the interface of arts, humanities and medical practice. It is a collaboration between the Durham University and University of Bristol, and is funded by the Wellcome Trust.

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This series explores the research themes, events and activities of the Life of Breath project. Life of Breath is an research project exploring breathing and breathlessness at the interface of arts, humanities and medical practice. It is a collaboration between the Durham University and University of Bristol, and is funded by the Wellcome Trust.

    Breathing Race Into the Machine

    Breathing Race Into the Machine

    'When you press the button, you're actually making the idea of race and racial difference' Lundy Braun discusses how racism is literally built into the spirometer.

    • 25 min
    Breath in Classical Singing

    Breath in Classical Singing

    “Breath is the beginning and end of what we do as classical singers” Miranda Wright In this episode we turn...

    • 23 min
    Breath in Visual Art

    Breath in Visual Art

    ‘Art changes human experience as it reorders our perceptions and engages our emotions’ (Starr, 2013) Artist Jayne Wilton has spent...

    • 20 min
    Breath, Pulse and Measure

    Breath, Pulse and Measure

    In his manifesto ‘Projective Verse’ (1950) the poet Charles Olson proposed a new view of poetic structure based on the...

    • 26 min
    Under The Surface

    Under The Surface

    Under the Surface is a choral piece composed by Toby Young which was specially commissioned for, and premiered at, the...

    • 14 min
    To Breathe Ourselves into Some Other Lungs

    To Breathe Ourselves into Some Other Lungs

      A cappella singing, a lone rower in the Pacific Ocean, fungal spores, clairvoyance and a baby’s cries…what could possibly...

    • 19 min

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