The work makes use of your heart’s activity. By putting a special clip on your finger or earlobe, which looks exactly the same as the one used in health examinations, the original software analyses your pulse, making you enter into a relationship with video and sound on the screen.
The video is based on unique textures. Their patterns refer to surfaces found in the urban landscape.
Paweł Janicki (PL), born 1974, a Polish independent media artist. Interactive director and producer working with the microsound aesthetics and algorithmic composition. Creator of audiovisual interactive systems, installations, and performances. Curator. Continuously developing software tools and interfaces.
Uneasy to classify, consisting of improvised sound, live programming, communication protocols, and hacking, his works were presented at many prestigious festivals, events and places devoted to contemporary art, including Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Centre Georges Pompidou and the International Media Art Biennale WRO in Wrocław, and won numerous prestigeous awards. His musical net-performance Ping Melody was awarded by the Tokyo University Haramachida in 2004 the netarts.org Grand Prize and gained a nomination for the Viper Festival in Basel. Within the framework of the European project, Moving Stories, he realized an interactive installation Oceanus, and a series of network performances EU_tracer within the framework of the Polish Presidency of the EU Council. These and other projects by Paweł Janicki were listed by the Society of Algorithm among the most crucial events in the development of the genre.
He has worked in cooperation with many artists, as well as the IT industry and educational institutions, including the media faculties of the leading Polish art schools, such as the Intermedia Faculty of the University of Arts in Poznań, Poland.
He currently directs the WRO Laboratory/innovation department at the WRO Art Center, Wrocław, Poland. His activities are focused primarily on web applications, as well as audio and sensory systems. He is co-author of the Interactive Playground exhibition, awarded by Poland’s biggest daily “Gazeta Wyborcza” with wARTo. He is also co-founder and longtime member of the well-known collective, Gameboyzz Orchestra Project, exploring lo-fi aesthetic.
Bartosz Konieczny (born 1982), a graphic & video designer, an animator. He designs prints and websites, and deals with video editing and motion graphic. Since 2008, he has been cooperating with the WRO Art Center. He is part of the pre-selection committee of the WRO Media Art Biennale and author of stage design solutions and corporate identity projects for the WRO Biennale, as well as the REX—all-Polands Genetics Centre. He has also worked for the Lucania Film Festival (Italy), AGORA Center of Culture (Wroclaw, Poland) and Wrocław Contemporary Museum (Wroclaw, Poland). His realizations were shown among others within the WRO Résumé ALTERNATIVE NOW on Tour exhibition series (CCCB in Barcelona, uQBAr in Berlin, International Theatre Festival in Sibiu) and the WRO on Tour PIONEERING VALUES exhibition during Lucania Film Festival; also at the Art & Documentation Festival in Lodz (Poland), Techfest Bombay (India), in Wrolław Contemporary Museum (Poland) or Museum of Contemporary Art in Cracow (Poland).