Phantom Lung Installation @ Figment

On June 8-9 2013 we teamed up with our Partner Diagonalist to implement a 35×35′ architectural installation on Governor’s Island for the Figment Festival. Phantom Lung was an air-supported structure built entirely out of materials chosen to evoke childhood memories, to literally suspend a moment of childhood joy.

In extension of the values of the Superorganism project, we attempted to represent the unconscious of the participatory group by having all who entered the tent decorate a white balloon and release it into the space. In essence, their emotions, ideas, and imprints of self, supported the structure. Their movement and play pushed around the balloons inside causing the structure to suck and swell in collective breath.