Life Pulse

Michael Pinsky

What does your heartbeat look like?

Four columns of light make up Michael Pinsky’s Life Pulse; registering visitors heartbeats to create ever-changing illuminated rhythms and patterns.

Through the process of creating their own heartbeat in light, visitors conjoin with the sculpture to create a kinetic form, part human, part technological.

With its clean, clinical aesthetic, Life Pulse mimics the authority of medical services whilst critiquing the relationship between the patient and the medical profession.

Life Pulse was first conceived as a participatory installation involving dialysis patients. It was developed while Pinsky was artist-in-residence in the Knowle West Health Park in Bristol.

About the contributor(s) 

Michael Pinsky is a British artist. Taking the combined roles of artist, urban planner, activist, researcher, and resident, he starts residencies and commissions without a specified agenda, working with local people and resources, allowing the physical, social and political environment to define his working methodology.