The Data that We Breathe: 2016

Caroline Bergvall (London-based artist, writer and performer), Judd Morrissey (writer, code artist and professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago), and Jennifer Scappettone (cross-disciplinary writer, scholar and professor, English and Committee on Creative Writing, University of Chicago) launch a series of experiments into the physical and poetic dimensions of breath: its channeling in the evolution and performance of human languages, and its molecular migrations through instruments, terrains, and times.
Supported by a Gray Center Mellon Foundation Fellowship for Arts Practice and Scholarship, The Data That We Breathe encompasses a collaborative artists' residency as well as an interdisciplinary course at the University of Chicago, an experiment in which research, practice, and pedagogy interpermeate in the adaptive environment of The Gray Center Lab. Launched in January 2016, a culminating work will be presented and/or released in Autumn of the same year.