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“Kinetic Artwork ‘Breath’ Restored to Motion in Indianapolis Airport”

Artist Greg Hull’s iconic art installation, “Breath,” is back in motion at the Indianapolis International Airport parking garage after being dormant during the COVID-19 pandemic. The piece, which simulates the rhythm of human breathing, has been a centerpiece of the airport since it opened in 2008.

Hull, who also serves as dean of Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University Indianapolis, took it upon himself to repair the motionless installation, ensuring that travelers can once again experience the calming effect of “Breath” as they come and go from the airport.

With eight of the 11 motors recently replaced, the artwork is now operational and has returned to its original purpose of providing a sense of relaxation and tranquility to passengers. Stephanie McFarland, a spokesperson for the airport, noted that “Breath” is one of the most photographed installations in the airport, highlighting its significance to travelers.

Hull emphasized the importance of creating a peaceful atmosphere for travelers, especially during what can be a stressful experience like air travel. By mimicking the natural pace of breathing at rest, “Breath” aims to help visitors unwind and find a moment of serenity amidst the hustle and bustle of travel.

While the recent repairs have brought “Breath” back to life, Hull mentioned that the installation will need to be temporarily shut off for routine cleaning later this summer. Despite this, the artist remains committed to maintaining and enhancing the artwork for future travelers to enjoy.

As travelers pass through the Indianapolis International Airport, they can once again experience the unique blend of art and functionality that “Breath” offers, thanks to Hull’s dedication to keeping the installation alive.

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