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Julia Chamberlain
University of Washington
Faculty Sponsor: Amie McNeel

Invisible Auditory Respiratory System
Glass, mineral oil, surgical tubing, digital video
13 x 8 x 17 in.

Artist Statement

I am inspired by interactions between the body and autonomic processes, especially respiration. My work attempts to activate perception of those processes in a visual way through glass. Some of my sculptures manipulate the refraction index of glass immersed in oil to appear invisible, others harness diffused light to a central focal point. I consider how people comprehend the world, how technology affects understanding, and how our lives are altered by an oversaturation of technology.