Pulse Topology

“Pulse Topology” is composed of thousands of light bulbs suspended at different heights that create a series of crests and valleys—an intimate landscape that visitors are invited to traverse. Each light bulb 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 form an immersive chorus of light and sound. Translating an interior force to an exterior form, the piece makes tangible the otherwise invisible register of the heartbeat, which glows and then fades in the spirit of a memento mori.

General info

Year of creation:
2021

3,000 Light Bulbs

Technique:
3000 LED light bulbs arrayed in a fermat spiral, contactless heartbeat sensors, audio playback
Dimensions:
covers any area between 1,000 and 5,000 sq ft
Edition:
5 Editions, 1 AP

10,000 Light Bulbs

Technique:
10,000 LED light bulbs arrayed in a fermat spiral, contactless heartbeat sensors, audio playback
Dimensions:
covers any area between 8,000 and 15,000 sq ft
Edition:
1 Edition, 1 AP

Exhibitions


Credits

  • Programming: Stephan Schulz
  • Production Assistance: Karine Charbonneau, Steven Hoffart, Luis Morales