Life Pulse
Michael Pinsky
Brief description of the work:
Life Pulse registered and illuminated according to visitors' heartbeats to create rhythms and patterns of light
Materials, dimensions, duration:
Lamp posts with in-built sensors and light bulbs at the top.
Location (venue & dates, public/ private):
Created in 2004. Exhibited as part of 'Panacea' exhibition at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton 2005 and CCC, Tours, France 2006
Audience information (size, mode of participation):
Up to four participants can engage with the life poles at the same time.
Other information (reviews, collaborators, funders):

Collaboration with Zo‘ Walker & Neil Bromwich; Funded by Arts Council England, The Wellcome Trust, The University of East London, The National Health Service, engineered by Brent Measurement Technologies, sponsored by Claude Lefebvre Lighting. Life Pulse was reviewed in Artist Newsletter August 2005, p.21

Floorplan, scheme:
Visual/ audio-visual reference:
Life Pulse , CCC, Tours, France
Key theme(s):
Intense engagement with a body; observing externalised internal processes; immersive play
Further context:
In this work the internal processes were visualised via light. However the user's physical position (standing with the head tilted backwards) does not encourage long spells of play.