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Through Her Breath

2024:
Montsalvat Arts Centre


2023:
Ballarat International Foto Biennale
MARS Gallery

Through Her Breath celebrates ancestral breath placing women, whose bodies are the source of our first breaths, as the inscriber of embodied legacies of past and present. Inspired by the feminist philosophy of Luce Irigaray, it embraces the idea that women are the thread, custodians and channel for an archive of embodied memories.  

 

This comes at a time of loss of my own mother to whom I am eternally grateful to for the air she breathed for me.  

 

The sharing of air with choreographer Carol Brown in a deeply layered collaboration reframed a genealogy of breath-inspired movement transmitted through the teachings of expressionist modern dance dancer Gertrude Bodenwieser (b. Vienna 1890 d. Sydney 1959) and the Bess Mensendieck system. Through Her Breath is my awakening to deeper thought and appreciation of woman, memory and community, expressed through the layering of photography, dance and fashion through a feminine lens.

Bronwyn Kidd

In Collaboration with Carol Brown 


2022

Full Artist Statement >

Catalogue and pricelist (PDF) >

Through Her Breath - Untitled No.1

 

Through Her Breath - Untitled No.1

2022, printed 2023

Resin coated hand print on Ilford Multigrade Paper, Selenium Toned

122cm x 170cm, edition of 3 + 2 AP

72cm x 100cm, edition of 6 + 2 AP

Through Her Breath - Untitled No.2

 

Through Her Breath - Untitled No.2

 

2022, printed 2023

C- type hand print, Kodak Endura Premier matte paper

122cm x 170cm, edition of 3 + 2 AP

72cm x 100cm, edition of 6 + 2 AP

Through Her Breath - Untitled No.3

 

Through Her Breath - Untitled No.3

 

2022, printed 2023

C- type hand print, Kodak Endura Premier matte paper

122cm x 170cm, edition of 3 + 2 AP

72cm x 100cm, edition of 6 + 2 AP

Through Her Breath - Untitled No.4

 

Through Her Breath - Untitled No.4

 

2022, printed 2023

C- type hand print, Kodak Endura Premier matte paper

122cm x 170cm, edition of 3 + 2 AP

72cm x 100cm, edition of 6 + 2 AP

Through Her Breath - Untitled No.5

 

Through Her Breath - Untitled No.5

 

2022, printed 2023

Silver Gelatin print, Ilford Brilliant White gloss Fibre Paper,

Selenium Toned

122cm x 124cm, edition of 3 + 2 AP

72cm x 80cm, edition of 6 + 2 AP

Through Her Breath - Untitled No.6

 

Through Her Breath - Untitled No.6

 

2022, printed 2023

C- type hand print, Kodak Endura Premier matte paper

122cm x 170cm, edition of 3 + 2 AP

72cm x 100cm, edition of 6 + 2 AP

Through Her Breath - Untitled No.7

 

Through Her Breath - Untitled No.7

 

2022, printed 2023

C- type hand print, Kodak Endura Premier matte paper

122cm x 170cm, edition of 3 + 2 AP

72cm x 100cm, edition of 6 + 2 AP

Through Her Breath - Untitled No.8

 

Through Her Breath - Untitled No.8

 

2022, printed 2023

C- type hand print, Kodak Endura Premier matte paper

122cm x 170cm, edition of 3 + 2 AP

72cm x 100cm, edition of 6 + 2 AP

Montsalvat Arts Centre, 2024:

 

Breath Trio
With Through Her Breath 


Breath Trio underscores a music-dance improvisation responding to the architecture of Montsalvat and the exhibition of photographs 'Through Her Breath' celebrating ancestral breath, placing women, whose bodies are the source of our first breaths, as the inscribers of embodied legacies of past and present.
 

Carol Brown (Dance & Score) 

Emma Redding (Dance)

Monica Lim (Music) 

Susan Dimasi / MaterialByProduct (Costume)

Breath Trio was presented with support from Victorian College of Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne.
7th March 2024 at Montsalvat Arts Centre

Bernadette Fisers (Hair & Makeup)

Virginia Dowzer (Exhibition Curation)

Non Studio (Video)

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