Take 3 was an installation for Media Spaces MA programme at BTK Berlin. It is a prototype for an interactive visual breathing exercise. The belt around the user’s waist measures their breathing. The user is asked to follow the rounds of pranayama (breathwork techniques). Every correct sequence they achieve to follow will generate a fractal shape. Each cycle generates a new fractal. This incentivizes the user to practice correctly and through trial and error, eventually subliminally learning a breathing technique that they can use anywhere, from office desk, to a bus stop, to a park.
Controlling our breath is a tool that we can use to reduce our stress. It’s natural, it’s free and it just takes an awareness to tap into it to reap its benefits.