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27 May 11:00–23:00
28 May 11:00–23:00

Heartbeats of random people transformed into a collective soundscape inside a pneumatic roundabout
Germany — Italy

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The installation is a pneumatic roundabout that measures and compares the heartbeat of random visitors, thus showing their similar or dissimilar rhythms, which are reproduced in real-time by an integrated polyphonic sound system. DOUBLE HEART absorbs the frequency of humans and searches for possible interactions between stranger and beloved, questioning the match as atonal repulsion or powerful attraction.

Once inside the installation, all visitors can use the sensors to count the rhythm of their heartbeats, which will then be woven into the real-time soundscape of the collective pulse.

In the night the installation turns into a light & video object.

DOUBLE HEART is a site specific installation developed on the occasion of the Polytech Festival 2017.

About the artists:
Plastique Fantastique is a platform for temporary architecture which samples performative possibilities of urban environments. Established in Berlin in 1999, Plastique Fantastique has been influenced by unique circumstances that made the city a home for temporary spaces and has specialized in creating pneumatic installations as transformable, low energy spaces for temporary projects.

The final configuration of the installation will be built during a public workshop. You can register for the workshop here.

Project team: Marco Canevacci, Marco Barotti, Marcus Wuste, Yena Young.

Attention! The Festival program includes a lecture by the creator of the project.