The Rhythm Of Heart

Interactive installation
3D-print, custom-made electronics and software, Fitbit data
60 x 30 x 26cm

During a year the artists have monitored their heart beat, which they have used for composing the rhythm of a metronome. A viewer can travel back in time and browse through the hearts’ rhythm of the artists, and thus, set the metronomes on the selected moment to perform that rhythm. Hence, the work acts as an archive of the artists’ hearts.
The work questions what can be done with the data that are constantly collected from us by the third parties and used for monetary purposes (surveillance capitalism). Also the duo address the meaning and changing form of personal archives.
Produced with the support of 3Angled (Contemporary Audiovisual Creation in the Pyrenees–Mediterranean Euroregion).

e-group show Data are emotions | Emotions are data curated by Joanna Rutkowska and Magda Kochanowska in frames of Gdynia Design Days, Poland (4-11 July’20)
symposium Unboxing e-Realities curated by Christiane Kühl and organized by Goethe Insitute in Estonia at Vaba Lava in Tallinn, Estonia (27 – 28 Sep’19)
Solo Show Surveillance Capitalism, Sodų 4 gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (12th Dec – 26th Dec’18)
Solo Show Addaya Centre d’Art Contemporani. Casal Son Tugores, Alaró, Mallorca (10th Feb – 10th Mar’18)
Group Show Eufònic Festival, Museu de la Mar, Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Spain (2nd Aug’17)
Group Show MEQ Festival, hTh, Montpellier, France (12th – 14th Oct’17)

Video documentation with explanations in audio: