DOUBLE HEART NOVI SAD
SPENS, Design Week Novi Sad, Serbia, October 2022
Double Heart is a pneumatic sound sculpture that collects the heartbeats of random people and transforms them into a collective soundscape. Two visitors sit inside the sculpture, their pulse is measured, processed and amplified, revealing endless variability of these rhythmic patterns. The beats are transmitted in real time by a sound system and can also be heard by the audience outside the installation.
The installation absorbs frequencies of the human bodies and seeks for a possible compatibility between strangers and beloved, questioning the match as atonal repulsion or natural attraction.
Double Heart is a project that is constantly evolving and has already been exhibited at three different occasions: Love Exhibition, Digital Art Festival Taipei (2020); Polytech Festival, Moscow (2017); Red never follows Exhibition, Saatchi Gallery, London (2013).
The initial project has been developed together with the media artist Marco Barotti: many thanks for his support.
Marco Canevacci and Yena Young
Plastique Fantastique assistant:
And all the amazing team of the Design Week Novi Sad