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Download or view the Heavy Breathing Reader (2016)

Produced in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Arhive (BAMPFA)

Download or view the Heavy Breathing Catalog (2015)

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STREAM AND DOWNLOAD HB/AV AUDIO TRACKS:







Chani Bockwinkel
SAPPHO and SWEAT
(2018, 23:06)

Readings:
Anne Carson, If Not Winter, Fragments of Sappho
Tom Meyers, Anatomy Trains
Irene Dowd, Taking Root to Fly
Mary R. Lefkowitz, Women in Greek Myth
A luxurious and sweaty strange dance class to perform alone in your room. A thunderfuck of somatics, athletics and the burning words of Sappho's poetry.

"...that loosener of limbs, bittersweet creature against which nothing can be done.” — Sappho

Thank you to: all of the incredible musical artists on my Sappho Playlists, your music makes it all possible. To all the beautiful bodies I've danced with in group Sappho class. And all the freaky dance teachers who comprise my lineage.











Christina Linden
Monsters Herding Cats, and Ducks In A Row (2018, 10:00)
Audio guide for a session of stretching, rolling, crawling, and light contact improv for adults and their baby or toddler friends. Readings of selected excerpts from children's books and Moyra Davey's Mother Reader. Bring your own music.


 








Claudia La Rocco
If we are to have magical bodies we must have magical minds
(2018, 18:40)
This is a somewhat condensed version of my contribution to the Heavy Breathing series, which I performed at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in 2017. It is a splice of my two practices, shuttling between very different or maybe very similar modes: my writing, and my teacher’s notes. Some of the writing is new and some of it is previously published; some of the notes are edited, and some are not.










Kate Rhoades + Eli Thorne
Dirty Work
(2018, 22:11)
We lead couples in a strength training workout based on a chapter from Ann McClintock's book, Imperial Leather which investigates gender, violence, class, and BDSM in Victorian England. Participants will take turns being submissive or dominant and get dirty while building muscle.

Special thanks to Stephanie Ellis.










Tom Comitta
Born to Run
(2018, 45:34)


Thank you to Sophia Wang and Lisa Rybovich Crallé for creating a space and context for this piece. For more information on literary supercuts — mine and others — check out this conversation between me and Jez Burrows published by The Believer in May 2018:
https://logger.believermag.com/post/comitta-burrows
Born to Run is an audio chapbook that collages descriptions of running and jogging from over 60 novels. There's everything in here from Stephen King's The Running Man to Cynthia Voigt's The Runner, with a sprinkling of Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie and Samuel R. Delany. To experience this piece, a listener would get on a treadmill, elliptical or any artificial exercise device, put on headphones and press play.













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Heavy Breathing ︎ 2018



Critical thinking often feels heady, abstract, and divorced from the body. How do conversations change when we are moving our bodies and out of breath? What new modes of thinking become possible?
Mark