Threelloon is an intuitive and playful object aimed at providing a tangible experience of an otherwise hidden phenomenon: the synchronization of the breathing pace that can naturally occur among individuals in close proximity.
Having three nozzles, this balloon requires three people to be inflated.
The task is rather difficult unless the participants to the action manage to coordinate their breath.
The physical closeness the players are forced into by the object creates a sense of intimacy, and makes them spontaneously more prone to even their breathing pace.
Threelloon was initially conceived as a part of a wider project, Temporal Symmetry, carried out by Livia for her degree at Goldsmiths, University of London. The project focused on an investigation of Time, intended as a cultural phenomenon and as a powerful social organizer. Time in fact, acts as an hidden language: in each different culture it is spontaneously learned and, constantly conversed in, it lays the foundations for the development of interpersonal relationships.
In the project Temporal Symmetry, playful situations like Threelloon or Twin-Pong, were set up for people to act within, with the aim to explore the innate human ability, both on a physical and / or behavioral level, of mediating, adjusting and sharing the individual inner pace with others.