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The Breath Between Us

THE BREATH BETWEEN US

Accession ID:

2016.2

Name:

The Breath Between Us

Category:

Item

Type:

ArtWork

Maker:

Anita Larkin

Date:

2014

Description

The work is both a sculpture and a functional musical instrument with a steampunk aesthetic. Almost 3 metres long, it is created out of collected objects such as leather and felted wool, which are typical mediums found in Anita Larkin's work. The piece was created for 'Group Exchange:2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial'. Relating to the Triennial's theme of collaboration, the work can only be used when three people play it simultaneously. Similarly, the artist collaborated with different professionals and experts in order to create the work, including a musician and a brass instrument enthusiast. COLLABORATORS: Mark Holder-Keeping and Richard Robinson. ARTIST STATEMENT: 'Modern man, hooked up to the Internet, no longer needs to collaborate with anyone to navigate through his life as he can find all the information he needs independently. This instrument forces collaboration and suggests that it is the interchange, ‘the breath’ between us that is important.’ VIDEO: A short video of the making of the work is available on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1tMFiYziy4


History

National Textile Collection, Tamworth Regional Gallery.


Significance

Purchased directly from the artist by the Friends of Tamworth Regional Gallery. The work was especially created for 'Group Exchange: Second Textile Triennial'.


Associated Subjects