Breathing Space


Breathing Space divided the space of the building, a deconsecrated church, defining and separating two distinct areas into higher and lower, one accessible, the other not. The suspended ceiling lowered the height from 9 metres to about 2 metres. It was made of textile material, forming a low translucent structure. The whole of the exhibition space was covered, and the different levels of the nave and aisles gave different ‘breathing spaces’. Additional elements were light and sound.

A York Museums Trust commission

Photography: Jerry Hardman-Jones