BreatheOut – Seoul, 2018


‘BreatheOut’ is a set of data-driven digital art, composed with a wearable and a large screen that artistically visualizes the air quality data of the city, particularly the micro-dust status of the time and the site. The air we breathe out unconsciously gets mixed up with the surrounding air, and we breathe in again. We share and pollute the air by breathing in and out.

Through the artwork, ‘BreatheOut’, the wearers can interact with visual representation of the micro dust particles in the current air by breathing out.  The screen version of the artwork visualizes the live status of micro-dust concentrations in the air into whimsical tiny moving circles in three colors of the stage: green being healthy, orange being sensitive and light pink being unhealthy. The LED lights embedded in the wearable also displays these statuses of colors at the same time, and a sensor is embedded inner layer of the mask part of the wearable to detect the breathing-out.

The wearable also displays the color status of micro dust in LEDs embedded, and a breathing sensor is attached to the inner layer of the mask part. We breathe in and out the very same air; therefore, the wearer also participates with the live data visualization with her breathing.


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