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Emma Critchley

The Internalisation of Breath

Course: MA Photography, Royal College of Art

Critchley's practice draws on the experience of being immersed underwater as a way of exploring notions of being. In the underwater space, detached from the everyday, our basic structure of being changes. There is a shift in the senses, which necessitates both a physical and mental realignment. The body becomes suspended in a threshold state between in-breath and out, internal and external, conscious and subconscious. It is held within a fragile, transitory temporality sustained only by the breath. The interruption of this otherwise reflexive function of breathing becomes a reminder of the fragility of life.

www.emmacritchley.com


A Shift in Sight, Sound, Movement & Breath I

Course: MA Photography, Royal College of Art

Critchley's practice draws on the experience of being immersed underwater as a way of exploring notions of being. In the underwater space, detached from the everyday, our basic structure of being changes. There is a shift in the senses, which necessitates both a physical and mental realignment. The body becomes suspended in a threshold state between in-breath and out, internal and external, conscious and subconscious. It is held within a fragile, transitory temporality sustained only by the breath. The interruption of this otherwise reflexive function of breathing becomes a reminder of the fragility of life.

www.emmacritchley.com


A Shift in Sight, Sound, Movement & Breath II

Course: MA Photography, Royal College of Art

Critchley's practice draws on the experience of being immersed underwater as a way of exploring notions of being. In the underwater space, detached from the everyday, our basic structure of being changes. There is a shift in the senses, which necessitates both a physical and mental realignment. The body becomes suspended in a threshold state between in-breath and out, internal and external, conscious and subconscious. It is held within a fragile, transitory temporality sustained only by the breath. The interruption of this otherwise reflexive function of breathing becomes a reminder of the fragility of life.

www.emmacritchley.com


Freediver Portraits, 4 metres

Course: MA Photography, Royal College of Art

Critchley's practice draws on the experience of being immersed underwater as a way of exploring notions of being. In the underwater space, detached from the everyday, our basic structure of being changes. There is a shift in the senses, which necessitates both a physical and mental realignment. The body becomes suspended in a threshold state between in-breath and out, internal and external, conscious and subconscious. It is held within a fragile, transitory temporality sustained only by the breath. The interruption of this otherwise reflexive function of breathing becomes a reminder of the fragility of life.

www.emmacritchley.com


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