Though Groucho Marx famously declared, "I don't want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member," many of us welcome the opportunity to find other souls who share our interests, connecting through chess clubs, sci-fi societies, or even in considerably more adult sex clubs. Some organizations deliberately cultivate an attitude of exclusivity too, like the old male-only clubs of London that kept men safe from the distractions of women. But how about a club for those who breathe? This is the idea behind Anne Walsh's Respiration Society, the first installment in Southern Exposure's year-long Club of the Month Club Quarterly. Given free rein to create any kind of organization she pleases, Walsh is focusing on this basic biological function and asks us to think about our personal approach to inhaling and exhaling through a series of shared experiences in the gallery. If you think you know exactly how you respirate, see what happens when Walsh records attendees' breaths and then mixes them all up before playing them back to the group. Don't worry; hyperventilation is not encouraged.
Sat., Feb. 23, 2 p.m., 2013