Pulse Translator

Photo by Amy Karle
Pulse Translator
Grantee 
WE CAN DO IT!
Focus
Women's Empowerment
Manipulating human biodata

The project explores ways to capture biological data and process it into other types of data. The installation is used to measure the heart rate, which is then converted into a sound signal and looped. The heart rate of different people is turned into the beat, until the individual rhythms can no longer be distinguished. Then the process starts over. The aim of the project is to confront the audience with the phenomenon of extraction and aggregation of biological data and provide them with the possibility of manipulating this process (by manipulating the speed of their own heart rate, for example by jumping).

Participating Artists 
  • Maria Dębińska
  • Vena Naskręcka
  • Beata Seweryn
  • Ula Skiepko
  • Patrycja Stefanek
Updates 

The installation will be shown again at the Przemiany Festival at Copernicus Science Centre in Fall 2018.

Two of the artists, Vena and Maria, have also been working with bioluminescent algae.

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