Anna Walker, Ph.D., is an artist, storyteller, researcher, and writer. She has been investigating the repercussions of trauma in her arts-practice research for over 20 years. Through sound and moving imagery, she is interested in the body’s response to overwhelming traumatic and stressful situations and how the body reorganises itself to cope with or manage the trauma. A recent video installation, ‘Breathe Wind into Me’ 2019, exhibited as part of Making Space at Fabrica Gallery, Brighton last year, explored the body as a breathing organism, and the ‘affect’ of the transmission of the interrupted breath on an audience. The 2-screen video and sound installation was a way to evaluate our connection to each other and to the natural world through our breath and research the repercussions individually and collectively when the breath is consistently interrupted through stress and/or anxiety. Currently, she is researching methods of expanding the concept of the breath to incorporate language and story, specifically the myths, legends and tales that have been around for thousands of years. She does this by bridging a combination of traditional storytelling, performance, and technology. Through the exploration of the stories of our ancestors and the balance of the auto-ethnographic with the critical, Anna utilises personal experiences to facilitate a greater understanding of memory, trauma and its wider cultural implications.