Jul
14
2008
<em>Pulse Tank</em>
 

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Pulse Tank, 2008
Ripple tank, heart rate sensors, solenoids, computer,
Spotlight, custom software and hardware
61 x 94.5 x 35.5 in / 155 x 240 x 90 cm
Edition of 6
Installation view at the Prospect.1: New Orleans Biennial.

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.

Photo by Scott Saltzman

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