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
'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.
Breath in Classical Singing
“Breath is the beginning and end of what we do as classical singers” Miranda Wright In this episode we turn...
Breath in Visual Art
‘Art changes human experience as it reorders our perceptions and engages our emotions’ (Starr, 2013) Artist Jayne Wilton has spent...
Breath, Pulse and Measure
In his manifesto ‘Projective Verse’ (1950) the poet Charles Olson proposed a new view of poetic structure based on the...
Under The Surface
Under the Surface is a choral piece composed by Toby Young which was specially commissioned for, and premiered at, the...
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...