"Pulse Tank," 2008
ripple tank, heart rate sensors, solenoids, computer, spotlight, custom software and hardware
61 x 94.5 x 35.5" / 155 x 240 x 90 cm
edition of 6
Installation view at NOMA Museum, Prospect.1, New Orleans Bienniale, New Orleans, LA.
"Pulse Tank" records the heartbeats of viewers. Their pulses reverberate through the water as ripples, radiating outwards from the source and illuminated on the surrounding walls. The vital signs of up to 5 people can be simultaneously detected, creating turbulent patterns in the water.
Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.
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