Dark gallery with images projected on two perpendicular walls, Ching-In stands in the middle facing the walls.

Ching-In Chen and Cassie Mira | Breathing in a Time of Disaster

October 28-December 23, 2022

Visits by appointment, M-F, 10am-5:30pm
Call 206-634-0919 or email jsp@jackstraw.org to schedule a visit

Youth and Family Workshop: Saturday, December 3, 2pm
Email education@jackstraw.org for more information or to sign up.

Artist Talk: Friday, November 4, 7pm
In person and streaming on YouTube and Facebook Live

Breathing in a Time of Disaster is an improvised choral performance, installation and speculative writing project focusing on the unit of breath in relation to ecological change and community wisdom. Artists Ching-In Chen and Cassie Mira, in collaboration with climate data sound artist Judy Twedt, conduct a Breath Chorus ritual which includes Houston and Seattle area collaborators to explore survival during personal and collective disaster.

We invite you to become part of the Breath chorus: https://bit.ly/breathchorus

This project was supported, in part, by a grant from 4Culture.


Ching-In Chen

Ching-In Chen

Ching-In Chen is a genderqueer Chinese American hybrid writer, community organizer, and teacher. They are author of The Heart’s Traffic (Arktoi/Red Hen Press) and recombinant (Kelsey Street…

Portrait of Cassie Mira

Cassie Mira

Cassie Mira is an interdisciplinary artist based in Seattle, WA. She is a 2020 artist-in-residence at The Seattle Residency Project where she is exploring material and form for…