Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Heart beat lights up hundreds of flashing bulbs - art project by Lozano-Hemmer

This post has nothing in specific to do with adoption or Korea.. except for the fact that the artist, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is represented by, which used to have a sister gallery in Seoul (but don't see the adress on the website any longer?)

I just find this art project intriguing..

Quoting " - Rafael Lozano-Hemmer:
Pulse Room consists of 100 to 300 incandescent light bulbs that flash according to the heart rate of visitors, which is measured with an interface. The resulting effect is not unlike those complex patterns found in minimalist music like Steve Reich or Glenn Branca, where similar but not identical sequences go in and out of phase to give synchronicities, arrhythmias, syncopes, etc. The theory of Cybernetics was first formulated in the National Institute of Cardiology in Mexico City to explain self-regulation in the heart. Here, biometrics provide feedback parameters to create a turbulent light matrix. The piece is inspired by Roberto Gavaldón's movie "Macario" from 1960, where the protagonist has a hunger-induced hallucination where each person is represented by a faint candle in a cave."

...must be pretty awesome to stand there.. and feel and see the wonder of one's own heart beat!


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