Pulse Visualisation, Installation, 2018
Bodytalk translates the heartbeat of two bodies into synchronous light signals. The installation has a mirrored setting of sensors and seating, arranging two individuals to sit in front of each other, with glowing light bulbs in between.
Sitting on one of the chairs, the arm of the participants are recommended to be placed on the line, leading to the green light, fingertip positioned loosely on the puls sensor. Placing the hands in a position this close to each other, the setting of Bodytalk is provoking an uncommon nearness without evoking the participants to touch.
Exposing the own heartbeats to another person is the sharing of intimate information. This signal is usually transmitted haptically in situations of physical closeness. Bodytalk is presenting it visually to be observed by the other person and to be seen by oneself. Being aware of the reveal, face to face to your counterpart, might result in a stimulation of the own pulse.
23.03. - 12.05.2019
University of the Arts
09.02. - 10.02.2019
Conceptual support by Prof. Ralf Baecker
Practical support by Lotta Stöver
Project developed at the Digital Media Bremen program