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Pulse Index

Film Still

Director: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Institute History

  • 2013 Sundance Film Festival

Description

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s beautifully resonant interactive media installation swaths the central lounge of New Frontier with images of the warm, breathing flesh of its visitors. Pulse Index records the heart rates and fingerprints of participants and exhibits them in a beautiful Fibonacci pattern. Place your finger into the custom-made sensor, and your fingerprint appears on the largest cell of the display, pulsating to your heartbeat. Your print then travels down the sequence to join those of all the others who have visited the room, immersing the community space with the radiant glow of the human touch.

— S. F.

Screening Details

  • Section: New Frontier Art
  • Film Type: Artist
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