Mixed media sculpture by Sean M. Montgomery with live interactive soundscape by Diego Rioja and Mustafa Bagdatli

An interactive biofeedback art installation that invites the viewer to examine the relationship between biology and technology. When a viewer touches the installation, the electrical impulses generated by each beat of the viewer’s heart propagate throughout the viewer’s body and are detected and digitized by the installation.

During this interaction, Emergence synchronizes its own electrical pulses with the viewer’s heart to create a syncopated light and sound-scape that reflects its intimate experience with the viewer and also includes the installation’s “memory” of previous viewers’ heart rhythms.


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  • ISEA Istabul, Turkey