As I Sync My Breath With You | interactive breathing experiences(2023)


As I Sync My Breath With You consists of a series of breathable animations that invites us to feel our existence through breathing in a playful, meditative and reflective way. It contains multimedia works and events that incorporate interactive breathing technology, such as sensors, webcams, and OSC communication to trigger animated visuals through the act of breathing. It is presented in various mediums: interactive video installation, immersive room projection mapping, live audiovisual performance, public screen art, and art-guided therapeutic workshops.

Blender, Arduino, MaxMSP, Resolume Arena, Ableton Live


Emotional Storytelling, Meditation, Interactive Experience, 3D animation,  Generative AI

ITP Thesis Archive

I believe that true wisdom comes from within, and that by looking inward, we can access the deep reservoirs of insight and understanding that lie within us.

Through breathing, we connect our life to consciousness, uniting body to thoughts.
As quoted by Thich Nhat Hanh in his book The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation:

"Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again."

Each animation within this breathing experience conveys a message or sentiment, serving as a lens to explore fundamental truths of our existence such as life, birth, energy, interconnectedness, and the non-linear nature of time.

As the participant inhales and exhales, they will be able to see the animations come to life, creating an interactive and engaging experience that encourages a poetic moment to wonder and reflect.

ITP Thesis Week 2023_ Caren Wenqing Ye from ITP_NYU on Vimeo.

Interactive immersive projection mappping 

As you breathe in and out, the surreal nature scene will unfold its enchantment.

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