Pulse Spiral, an installation by artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Pulse Spiral features an immense hanging sculpture composed of hundred of light bulbs that illuminate the gallery by responding to visitor’s heartbeats. As is signature of Lozano-Hemmer’s work, this spectacular piece links technology, often considered cold and impersonal, to an unexpectedly joyful, personal and even spiritual experience.
(Introduction from the artist’s exhibition flyer)
This piece of art is amazing. But it’s one of the artwork that you have to see and experience in person in order to have a proper appreciation. While the concept of imprinting heartbeats on a mechanic system is nothing short of extraordinary, there is also this indescribable feeling of being connected, seeing your own heartbeat among those of others, both friends and strangers.