The Heartbeat Portrait is placed as a social art project.
This project aims to raise the consciousness of people and to make people listen to their heartbeats.
In addition it is about the visual act of drawing. This concept is expressed in the interactive live performance art by Sasaki.
It is the art which is of the person, by the person and for the person. Then furthermore, this art project is intended to let people imagine universality from aggregate of personality. This project has neither the completion nor the end.
The Heartbeat Portrait project has been started to perform the interactive live drawing that Sasaki draws paintings as portraits of people's heartbeats, drawn on over 1300 people in the world until today since 2007.
Production process: 1) A pulse monitor-heartbeat sensor is attached to the participant, and the measured signal is output as audio in real time through a set of sound system, the sound and rhythm echoing throughout the space. 2) In response to this rhythm, Sasaki draws the image of heartbeat waves for a period of time (For example 1 or 3 minutes. Participants are given the unique opportunity to experience the sound and rhythm of their own heartbeat while watching this depicted as a Heartbeat Drawing by Sasaki. 3) Through this process it becomes proof of each person's living being and come to form "Heartbeat Portrait".
RIYADH-JEDDAH-ALKHOBAR SAU 2015
HEARTBEAT RIYADH-JEDDAH-ALKHOBAR 2015
Hewar Art Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 12 December 2015 / Saudi Center for Fine Art, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - 14 December 2015. / Desert Designs Gallery, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia - 16 December 2015.
75 people participated.
Organized by BMG Foundation
NEW YORK USA 2012
We'll Get Your Heart Racing, 2011, The West Way, New York, NY, USA from Creative Time on Vimeo.
HEARTBEAT NEW YORK 2012 - "We'll Get Your Heart Racing"
CREATIVE TIME event at The Westway, 75 Clarkson Street, New York, USA, 23 February 2012
Organized by CREATIVE TIME
TOKYO JPN 2011
HEARTBEAT TOKYO 2011 - "Connect"
Rooms 22, Yoyogi National Studium, Tokyo, Japan, 15-17 February, 2011
People are being connected with one another through the heartbeat. More than 267 people participated.
Each participant's heartbeats per 1-minute were drawn on the wall with their portrait photos.
This was an artwork of ripples that SASAKI feels the rhythm of a real time heart beating of the participants by putting a sensor on their fingertips. This HEARTBEAT-PORTRAIT was a 'connect' with all the visitors' proof of living.
Organized by H.P.FRANCE S.A.
VENICE ITA 2011
HEARTBEAT VENICE BIENNALE 2011 from Palazzo Bembo on Vimeo.
HEARTBEAT VENICE 2011 – Personal Structures, 54th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale 2011
299 people participated. Each participant's heartbeats per 3-minute were drawn on the silver panels. The real time heart beating of the participants by touching a sensor on their hands.
Performance - Date: 4-10 June, 2011 Exhibiton - Date: 4 June - 27 November, 2011
TOKYO JPN 2010
HEARTBEAT TOKYO 2010 - "Heartbeat-Portraits in Chiyoda"
3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan 2010
Through a 6 day workshop Heartbeat-Sasaki continuously drew 3 minute “Heartbeat Portraits” of 139 participants.
Here are depicted the heartbeats of each participant, captured for 3 minutes, and then signed by themselves.
Many participants were graduates of this former school Rensei Junor High. These drawings, “Heartbeat-Portraits”,
come to be “proof of living being” and a memory of the people who visited here.
Exhibition - Date: 14-31 March, 2010 Workshop - Dates: 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 March, 2010
Commition and Planning by: 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. Organized by: Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, Japan
SHANGHAI CHN 2008
HEARTBEAT SHANGHAI 2008 - FOR 3-MINUTE PORTRAIT, 27 PORTRAITS IN SHANGHAI CHINA DEC 2008
each: 162 x 70 cm (27 sheets), air brush - ink on paper and printed paper
At 1933 Creative Industry Cluster, Shanghai, China (Intrude:Art & Life 366 / Zendai MOMA, Shanghai, China )
HEARTBEAT SHANGHAI 2008 - 16 PORTRAITS, SHANGHAI CHINA, 3 DEC 2008
Hexagon For 1-hour, 1plate: 180 x 120 cm, air brush - aclyric on wooden bord and Person's signature. At Bailian Xijiao Shopping Mall, Shanghai, China. (Intrude:Art & Life 366 / Zendai MOMA, Shanghai, China )
Exhibited at "A Starting Point: Intrude Art & Life 366, Dynamics of change and growth", Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China, 2009.
KATHMANDU NPL 2008
HEARTBEAT KATHMANDU 2008 - FOR 5-MINUTE PORTRAIT, 21 PORTRAITS IN KATHMANDU 19 SEP 2008
each: 75 x 55 cm (21 sheets). air brush - ink on nepali paper. At Kathmandu Univercity, Kathmandu, Nepal, SEP 2008 and Portrait Performance, 18 Oct 2008, Nepal Art Council, Katmandu, Nepal OCT 2011.
AKITA JPN 2007
HEARTBEAT AKITA 2007 - FOR 3-MINUTE PORTRAIT, 150 PORTRAITS, ODATE, AKITA, AUG 2007
Heartbeat Drawing for 3 minutes, each: 53 x 53 cm (150 sheets), air brush - acrylic ink on plastic paper (upo). At "ODATE" project - Odate Shokuhin 2F, Akita, Japan 2007.
BEIJING CHN 2007
HEARTBEAT BEIJING 2007 - FOR 1-MINUTE PORTRAIT, 100 PORTRAITS, BEIJING, CHINA, SEP 2007
each: 88 x 107 mm (100 films), ink on Polaroid film. At Beijing Art Fair, Beijing, China, 2007.
FOR 1-MINUTE PORTRAIT with POLAROID, 88 x 107mm, Pen - ink on Polaroid film, 2007
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