Pulse Room is an interactive installation featuring 100 clear incandescent light bulbs hung from a cable at a height of three metres. The bulbs are uniformly distributed over the inner court of STUK, filling it completely. When someone holds an interface, placed on a side of the space, a computer detects his or her pulse and immediately sets off the closest bulb to flash at the exact rhythm of his or her heart. The moment the interface is released all the lights turn off briefly and the flashing sequence advances by one position down the queue, to the next bulb in the grid. Each time someone touches the interface a heart pattern is recorded and this is sent to the first bulb in the grid, pushing ahead all the existing recordings. At any given time the installation shows the recordings from the most recent participants.


supported by Délégation générale du Québec à Bruxelles