in pulse (2012)

Place Markers: Mapping Locations Probing Boundaries, curated by Peter Dykhuis

Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax


in pulse, a collaboration with Kim Morgan, is a research-driven project using mobile technologies to collect bio-data (heart beat) and locative video as an inquiry into affect, bodies and urban space. Our first site was Paris. We collected data in select arteries of the city РLa Defense, Les Passages, Bastille Market, Forum des Halles, Layfayette Department Store, La Gare du Nord Рusing a d̩rivian structure of chance encounters and play. Our field recordings took into account different ways individuals Рourselves and other people Рreacted to and experienced people, places and things. As a gallery installation, projected video was synchronized to the sound of the differentiated rhythms of our pulses amplified through subwoofers, emphasizing the eye and somatic presence of each of us. Raw video footage was presented on a Google map.

in pulse is part of a three-year SSRHC Research and Creation Grant, Tracing the City: Interventions of Art in Public Spaces. Subsequent locations for our field work were Halifax, Regina and Saskatoon.

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