"in pulse", a collaboration with Kim Morgan, is a research-driven project into affective spaces and bodies in urban space using mobile technologies to collect bio-data (heart beat) and locative video. Our first city was Paris. Our field recordings took into account the different ways individuals - ourselves and other people - reacted to and experienced people, places and things. Our sites were arteries of the city (La Defense, Les Passages, Bastille Market, Forum des Halles, Layfayette Department Store, La Gare du Nord) using a dérivian structure of chance encounters and play.
As a gallery installation, projected video was accompanied by the differing rhythms of our separate pulses amplified through subwoofers, emphasizing the eye and somatic presence of each of us. Video footage was presented on a Google map.
in pulse is part of a three-year SSRHC Research and Creation Grant, Tracing the City: Interventions of Art in Public Space.