Pulse Park: Relational Architecture No. 14 by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
In his series Relational Architecture Mexican-born, Canada-based artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer provides tools for shaping urban spaces on a temporary basis. In Pulse Park he transforms the Westpark around the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum at dusk into a sea of light generated by the heartbeats of passers-by.
A freely accessible computer-controlled sensor in the park measures the electrical activity of the heart of any person who holds the sensor for a few seconds. This data is translated into light and sound impulses, which make the whole park pulsate as they redefine it as a space for urban encounters.
Through September 16
Sundown until 1am daily
China Blue is an award winning international artist whose current work focuses on the brain. Brainwaves of individuals, sensed through her customized EEG software, control the light and sound of an interactive sculpture and also dynamically create personal mind produced drawings. Over the past two decades she has created sound art works that focus on researching and developing data sonification. This has lead to discovering the hidden acoustics imbedded in the iron of the Eiffel Tower, submerged in Venice’s water or encased in NASA’s Vertical Gun chamber. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of The Engine Institute.
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