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Asif Mian
BREATH ASCENT REVEAL

Aug 29 - October 17, 2020

"The featureless, raceless body roams through institutional hallways under the gaze of a robotic, thermal sensing IR camera. He becomes a computer graphic: a hi contrast black and white image, easy to spot, easy to kill. His life force - his breath and infrared detected heat - keeps him a target." 

- Asif Mian

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Installation view

Sweet Pass Sculpture Park presents BREATH ASCENT REVEAL, a nighttime video installation by New York based sculptor Asif Mian . Tucked under the trees, a looping projection sits over a shallow pool which serves as plinth, doubling the image but also reflecting the surrounding park - the screen standing as both monument and intimate cinema.

A nesting of containers; the bag, the body, the camera, the frame, the pool. The subject appears disillusioned and seems unaware that he is being watched; he tries to find the edges, looking for ways of leaving and ways to hide. All the while, we return to the essential - the breath.

trey burns sweet pass sculpture park

Reflective pool & screen

trey burns sweet pass sculpture park

Installation view

Click for video excerpt

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Press for BREATH ASCENT REVEAL:

Dallas Morning News (Jeremy Hallock)
KERA Art&Seek (Gila Espinoza)