Our Shared Breath

Video. 3 min. 16 sec. 2009

In this video a swimmer plunges toward a camera anchored at the bottom of a pool in an attempt to speak to the unknown viewer. The swimmer repeats “I love you” but loses her breath, must surface not only to get air but also because her body wants to float, only to dive back to the viewer. Slowed down to ¼ time, Our Shared Breath stresses the swimmer’s struggle, the futility of such a task, and the effort involved in loving and communicating such love.

Our Shared Breath from Danielle Wyckoff on Vimeo.