Breathing Room

A photo of the interior of Breathing Room. Two visitors look towards a wall of cones, and away from the camera. The cones are illuminated in an orange-coloured light.

Friday 1 – Sunday 3 September 11am – 7pm

Outside, in between Croydon College and Fairfield Gardens

Breathing Room is an immersive, walk-in, kinetic installation by artist Anna Berry that beautifully combines organic and machine elements into a unique sensory experience. Entering the tunnel-like installation, the visitor is enveloped by 28,000 gently ‘breathing’ cones, which create a distinctive, otherworldly encounter and offers a space for contemplation and reflection. Its mechanical exterior skeleton contrasts sharply with the organic interior, which creates a sense of the uncanny and encourages the viewer to reflect on their own surroundings. Every element of the structure is bespoke and hand-made.

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Access information:

Breathing Room has step-free access.
A pre-recorded audio description of Breathing Room will be made available on this page, in advance of the festival. Audio Describers will also be available across the festival to support with guiding, touch tours and describing on an on-demand basis. To book time with a describer for this event, email:
The art installation does not feature any loud or sudden noises or movements, but has a gentle rhythm sound as it moves.
As with all of Liberty Festival, the installation is relaxed, meaning you can move around, make noise and tic as you need.
Accessible toilets are located nearby, inside Fairfield Halls.
A Wellbeing Hub and breakout space is available nearby, inside Fairfield Halls.
Roaming BSL Interpreters will be available across the festival. To book time with an interpreter for this event, please email: Please note: this installation does not contain any spoken dialogue.
An easy-read information pack will also be available.