HEART BLOOM Exhibition and Lecture by Rogier Arents

Thanks to RIXC and prof. Rasa Smite New media art students form Liepaja University can attend a guest lecture by Dutch media artist Rogier Arents in Riga, RIXC office.

More about the lecture:
On the April 20th, 2018, in RIXC Gallery we will open the "Heart Bloom" exhibition by Rogier Arents (the Netherlands). The exhibition will remain on view until June 9, 2018. The exhibition is part of Riga Photography Biennial 2018 celebrating the Latvian centenary.

Heart Bloom is a participatory live-art installation, which offers the audience a biofeedback experience through mechanical movement, sound, and artistic visualisation. Only when you experience excitement or fear you actually feel your heart beat fast inside our chest. However, without you being aware of it, the heart is continually changing its frequency. Biofeedback is a technique that measures physiological processes, and rapidly gives back the data to the users, helping them to be aware of their physiological conditions. Each heartbeat triggers one movement, creating a line or a dot. The variation of the heart rate is demonstrated by the pen’s behaviour in real time. The overall heart rate variability is reflected by the visual characteristics of the generated drawing on paper. Let the heart lead the brush!


More information at www.heartbloom.nl / www.rixc.org

Credits: Heart Bloom is a collaboration with Bin Yu and is supported by the DI Group, Industrial Design, TU/e (Loe Feijs, Jun Hu, Mathias Funk) and Creative Industries Fund NL.


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