Co-creational performance art

Performance instruction:

Bring the box out of the gallery.

Explore the Expression of Breath.

Put it back.

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 #14825.

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.

For more Q&A - see below. 

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.

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?



Q: Can I take the box / glass sculpture out of the gallery without registering it?

Yes. We trust you.

Q: Where should I do my performance?

A: You choose a place within walking distance to the gallery or another 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 gallery exhibition.

Q: When do I have to return it?

A: When you are done. We want you to return the box during the opening hours on the same day as you borrow it.

Q: Where should I deliver the box?

A: In the exhibition 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 with you?

A: Please use #lanepust or #lånepust on Instagram, send us a message @frantzsenmjanger or email us at frantzsenmjanger@gmail.com. 

Exhibited at "I & We", group exhibition of Norwegian glass, S12 Workshop and Gallery, 2022

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