The BREATH PORTRAITS were developed in a series of residencies in which Chris Leuenberger created seven breath portraits in dialogue with seven artists. Each portrait was made in the course of 5 working days and was based on a breath rhythm (score) derived from a song chosen by the respective artist. Each portrait depicts an artist in a specific environment breathing and moving to the rhythm of their song.

concept Chris Leuenberger 

realization in collaboration with the artists Jenny Beyer (D), Cosima Grand (CH), Lea Martini (D), Maria Mavridou (GR/NL), Matthew Rogers (USA/SK), Anna Röthlisberger (CH), Saadet Türköz (CH)

editing and technical support Aldir Polymeris / Juan Landarín 

with the generous support of Arc Artist Residency Romainmotier, ART SPACE stift millstatt, Atelierhaus Prenzlauer Promenade Berlin, Dampfzentrale Bern, Migros-Kulturprozent, Kultur Stadt Bern, Kultur Kanton Bern

special thanks to Sonja Augart, Anneli Binder, Anne-Mareike Hess, Sally De Kunst, Jésus Queijas / La Maison du Prieur Romainmotier, Andrea K. Schlehwein

past screenings / showings / exhibitions

14 December 2019 – 2nd February 2020 

video installation in the frame of the group show Cantonale Berne Jura, Kunsthaus Interlaken (CH)

8 May 2019

video installation & live performance, Immer Am Achten, Schwobhaus, Bern (CH)

23 November – 7 December 2018

video installation, GEN – centro de Artes y Ciencias, Montevideo (UY)    

15 September 2018

screening & live performance, ART SPACE stift millstatt, Millstatt (AU)