Pixelsumo is a blog about interaction, with an emphasis on play, installation, video game culture, playgrounds and toys. Written by Chris O'Shea.
“During our lifetime the majority of us experience the same mundane and life changing moments. Whether we’re cleaning our teeth, having our haircut or getting married, it’s these common experiences that help us to connect with one another. At any given time in each city, there are disconnected individuals and hidden communities living through the same life experience. First Breath reveals and makes visible one of these communities.
In the city of Bristol (Pop 500,000) there are on average 11 babies born every day.
First breath celebrates each new life with a searchlight projecting up into the nights sky. The lights are sited next to the homes of families where a new baby has just been born.
Across the city vast ethereal towers of light will be seen touching the clouds. The lights will change location each day to the next set of homes, in preparation for the nightâ€™s declaration. Lasting for 2 weeks First breath is both private and personal experience as well a large scale public artwork.”
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