Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse Topologypresented by Superblue
Superblue presents Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse Topology
Pulse Topology is composed of 6,000 lightbulbs suspended at different heights, creating a series of crests and valleys–an intimate landscape that visitors are invited to traverse. Each lightbulb glimmers to the pulse of a different participant, which contributes to a connective arrangement. Custom-made pulse sensors record visitor heartbeats; when a new participant interacts with the installation, their pulse is added to the canopy of recordings above them, with the newest recording replacing the oldest. Forming a platform for self-representation, in Pulse Topology individual heartbeats come together to create an immersive chorus of light and sound. Translating an interior force to an exterior form, Lozano-Hemmer makes tangible the otherwise invisible register of the heartbeat, which glows and then fades in the spirit of a memento mori.