White neon letters glow behind a two-way mirror, layered with reflections of the visitors and the surrounding space. In a specified sequence the words “INHALE”, “HOLD”, “EXHALE” light up momentarily inviting the viewer to breath accordingly. Combined with the two-way mirror in front of it, the appellative message seems to awaken viewers to the present moment and make the usually unconscious process of breathing conscious for a while.
Materials: Powder-coated aluminium, neon tubes, two-way mirror, powder-coated steel, transformers, control unit
Dimensions: 100 x 100 x 10 cm
Jeppe Hein, At sanse verden I dig selv, Museet for Religiøs Kunst, Lemvig, DK, 2017
Your Way, Château La Coste, Le Puy Sainte Réparade, FR, 2017
INHALE-HOLD-EXHALE, Kunstmuseum Thun, CH, 2018