A kinetic sculpture automatically inflates a balloon in breaths. It continues until the balloon becomes overinflated and finally bursts. The machine ejects the brass shell to which the balloon was attached, reloads another and continues its work. The act of over-inflating and bursting 21 balloons takes about an hour.

Exhibited at the University of California San Diego Visual Arts Performance Space, UCSD Price Center and Prospectives.09 International Digital Arts Festival at the University of Nevada Reno.

2009 Machine Performance, Sound Photos: 1-3 Noah Doely; 4 Rich Bott; 5 Tim Schwartz