Marco Brambilla

Pulse

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Referencing Eadweard Muybridge’s black and white motion-study photographs,Pulsepresents life-size projections of male subjects aged 8, 14, 24, 48, and 76 running on electric treadmills set to 5.5 miles per hour. They wear heart monitors that trigger a strobe behind each subject. The speed of the individual sections is manipulated so that the strobes become synchronous to match the slowest heartbeat of the 24 year-old subject.

 

Pulse, 1999
Three-channel DVD
Color, sound, rear projection
01:48 min

Exhibitions
Defense, University of California, Riverside, 2005
Full-Serve, Rove, New York [curated by Kenny Schachter], 2000