TYCHO KILSDONK

Becoming Another

Ever wondered what it would be like to experience an intense exercise at high altitude? 'Becoming Another' lets you experience the difficulties of breathing at a high altitude. This work consists of 3 parts. Each part has it's own mouthpiece which the user must breathe through while reading the corresponding narrative. The narrative is a first person experience of a climber struggling to reach the summit of Mt Everest. After you are done reading the first part, you walk over to the next part and replace the mouth piece. You will experience difficulties with breathing. It becomes exhausting, which lets you immerse into the narrative that shows the climbers exhaustion and breathing struggles. Some people experience a lack of concentration when reaching the third and last part of the experience. This happens because your attention has shifted to your breathing which normally never gets attention, because it is fully autonomous and we have been breathing for as long as we can remember.