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fasciner:

Some of us know Cuban singer Omara Portuondo as a national legend, others know her as the beautiful singer in Wim Wenders’ Buena Vista Social Club. For the next month, Portuondo can be heard at the New York digital art gallery Bitforms, though not in song. Rather, a single breath from her octogenarian lungs is being recirculated between a paper bag and a bellows, in a piece called Last Breath, by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. The machine “breathes” Portuondo’s single breath about 10,000 times a day, and sighs around seven times an hour. The artist calls the piece a “biometric portrait.”

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