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, 2022-January 13, 2023

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

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.

Education Projects

Engineer Daniel Guenther and student holding a white cane standing at a studio computer.

Ching-In Chen & Cassie Mira: Breathing in a Time of Disaster

In December 2022, Jack Straw and Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences (AVIA) presented an accessible youth and family art workshop at Jack Straw in conjunction with Ching-In Chen and…



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…


Sound Clips

  • Ching-In Chen and Cassie Mira New Media Gallery Interview