Co-creational performance art - from place to place around the world

We call the glass shape Expression of Breath. The unique sculpture captures the dialogue between the person blowing into a gather of glass and the glass's response to that breath. The glass's rapid transition from liquid and hot to cold and hard glass makes it possible to preserve this moment.

Performance instruction:

Take the form out for a walk

Find a place

Explore the Expression of Breath 

Bring it back

Q: How long will my performance be?

A: It is okay to calculate a minimum of 30 minutes, but you decide for yourself whether it should last a few minutes or several hours.

Q: What should I do?

A: You follow the instructions for the performance. If you need more inspiration to complete your performance, you can listen to the audioguides (see below). Use your own headphones. Your contribution will be part of the long-durational performance work Lend a Breath #115394 Around the World. For more Q&A - see below.


Everyone is breathing

We all share the air around us, inside us.

How can this invisible community become visible?

What is the Shape of Breath?

With an Expression of Breath in our hands,

how do we experience this shared and unseen?


First destination: Iceland July 2022. Part of the 9th World Congress of IDEA - International Drama in Education Association, 4th - 8th of July. https://ideaiceland.com


Q: Can I take the box / glass sculpture out for a walk without registering it?

Yes. We trust you.

Q: Where should I do my performance?

A: You choose a place nearby.

Q: What do I do with the box during my performance?

A: It is convenient to have a place to store the box while you walk - in a backpack, a car or with a friend who is waiting. The box can also be left with the top open on Lend a Breath's location in the Conference.

Q: When do I have to return it?

A: When you are done. We would like you to return the box on the same day as you borrow it.

Q: Where should I deliver the box?

A: At the same place as you found it. You do not need to register the return of the box.

Q: What is performance art?

A: In visual art, performance art is a work of art that takes place in time and space, and the expression often alternates between different art forms. The key is physical actions by the artists and / or co-creative audiences. No fictional world is created, but the real events that take place on the site are the work of art itself.

Q: If I feel like it, where do I share my experience?

A: Please use #lendabreath and #lendabreath15394 on Instagram, send us a message on Facebook @frantzsenmjanger or email us at frantzsenmjanger@gmail.com.

Supported by: Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts (work grant) and NLA University College