Breathe is based on the idea of a flip book. The animation is best viewed on the accompanying 34 second DVD.
It was drawn by William Kentridge with Indian ink on pages of a Russian encyclopedia published in 1953 ('A Village Encyclopedia'). These drawn pages were scanned on a flat bed scanner and imaged to film positives, which were exposed onto pre-sensitised litho plates and hand printed on a Takach direct litho press.
The title pages were letterpress printed on a Vandercook proofing press.
Printed on Cranes Crest Natural White Wove, 100% cotton paper.
Hand-printed and bound in an edition of 50 numbered books, 5 artist's proofs and 5 printer's proofs by The Artists' Press, White River.