Media Art Category Finalist Showcase

Heartmonic (heart + harmonic)

Lisa Park (South Korea)

This performance involved eight participants, each connected to a heart rate sensor and their heartbeats controlled an assigned instrument. The artist, who acted as a conductor, guided the participants in both physical and emotional activities to provoke their feelings. Resting heartbeats were associated with a slower tempo, and elevated heartbeats corresponded to more dynamic sounds.

9 – 29/3 | 12nn – 8pm | Pao Galleries | Free Admission | Exhibition opening and Media Art Category Awards Presentation at 6:30pm on 9/3

Artist’s Statement

My recent bodies of work have attempted to poetically represent one’s inner emotional state physically through technology. To achieve this, I have staged interactive installations and performances that use biometric sensors such as brainwave and heart rate monitors to display physiological measurements as auditory and visual representations. I believe that emotion is a universal language; that sharing our feelings with one another connects us together. Building on this idea, audience participation is something I wish to explore further in my works.