Today I visited the Pei Ling Chan gallery to view an exhibition called "Pulse Spiral" by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. It is composed of 300 lightbulbs suspended from the ceiling. You hold some grips on a stand, and it measures your pulse and sends it into the bottom-most lightbulb, which flickers in time with your pulse, then spirals it up into the other lightbulbs.
It was really lovely to sit with the installation in the darkened room, with all the lights flickering, and it sounded like an evening of chirping crickets. Sadly, today was the last day of the exhibition, but I'm glad I got to see it before it was gone.
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