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The Desert Breath, A Monumental Art Installation in the Egyptian Desert

Art | February 27, 2014 |

desert02Image courtesy of D.A.ST. Arteam

The Desert Breath, a monumental art installation in the Egyptian Desert

Desert Breath is a land art project created by D.A.ST. Arteam. The team was founded in 1995 by Danae Stratou (installation artist), Alexandra Stratou (industrial designer & architect), Stella Constantinides (architect), for the purpose of creating this project.


desert03Image courtesy of D.A.ST. Arteam
The project is rooted in their common desire to work in the desert. In their mind’s eye the desert was a place where one experiences infinity. They were addressing the desert as a state of mind, a landscape of the mind. The point of departure was the conical form, the natural formation of the sand as a material.

desert05Image courtesy of D.A.ST. Arteam
Desert Breath expands in an area of 100.000 m2, in the eastern Sahara desert bordering the Red Sea in El Gouna, Egypt. Its construction consists of the displacement of 8.000 m3 of sand formed so as to create precise positive and negative conical volumes.

desert04Image courtesy of D.A.ST. Arteam
Located between the sea and a body of mountains at the point where the immensity of the sea meets the immensity of the desert, the work functions on two different levels in terms of viewpoint: from above as a visual image, and from the ground, walking the spiral pathway, a physical experience.

desert03Image courtesy of D.A.ST. Arteam
The construction of Desert Breath was completed in March 1997. Desert Breath still exists becoming through its slow disintegration, an instrument to measure the passage of time.

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