When I Breathe the Ocean Curls - Opening Reception

When I Breathe the Ocean Curls - Opening Reception

Lauren A.M. Scott will perform When I Breathe the Ocean Curls at 7:30pm on the night of the opening reception!

InterAccess is pleased to present When I Breathe the Ocean Curls, a performative environment by Lauren A.M. Scott. Scott is the recipient of the 2015 InterAccess Media Arts Prize. As an artist integrating kinetic and electronic elements into her performance practice, Scott is a deserving recipient of the 2015 award.

When I Breathe the Ocean Curls utilizes Scott’s physical body to extend her breath into space. The artist wears a stretch sensor around her torso, and as her chest rises and falls with breath, six small electronic fans produce the effect of wind as she exhales. Scott’s breath becomes the force that connects her to the audience as an invisible extension of touch.

Scott will perform this work four times throughout the exhibition period. In the intervening days, visitors to the gallery can view video documentation of her performance and engage with its physical trace.

An essay by Francisco-Fernando Granados accompanies the exhibition.


When I Breathe the Ocean Curls
— A performance by Lauren A.M. Scott

January 13 - 30, 2016


About the artist
Lauren A.M. Scott is a Toronto-based artist working in performance and installation. Scott earned a BFA in Integrated Media from OCAD University, where she received the InterAccess Media Arts Award for her performance, When I Breathe the Ocean Curls. Her work has been exhibited in Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, and Berlin. 

Opening Reception
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 7-9pm. Performance begins at 7:30pm.

Additional performance dates
Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00pm
Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 6:30pm
Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00pm

Image: Lauren A.M. Scott performing When I Breathe the Ocean Curls (2015). Photographed by David Ballantine. Courtesy the artist.