Rosanna Vibe

Self-portraits in sugar syrup

2018 - Video projection in curtained, enclosed space (duration 6:22 min).

Documentation of attempt to inhale/exhale inside a tank containing 10 liters of sugar syrup.

Immersing my head in a mass of sugar syrup, I consider drowning and breathing at the same time. Syrup can be a replacement for the presence of the atmosphere we often assume as emptiness, that which in reality connects us all; the air in your lungs has been recycled through all the other lungs around you countless times, as if we were all sharing a gigantic atmospheric aquarium.