"Heartbeat Tokyo 2011"
3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Exhibition : 14 - 31 March, Workshop : 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 March 2010
Organized by Chiyoda Ward / Planning by 3331 Arts Chiyoda








Installation - HEARTBEAT-PORTRAITS in Chiyoda, March 2010 at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.
Photograph: Naoki Ishizaka

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.

"Heartbeat Portraits in 3331 Arts Chiyoda", Tokyo, Japan, 2010

Here are depicted the heartbeats of each participant, captured for 3 minutes, and then signed by themselves. These drawings, "Heartbeat-Portraits", come to be "proof of living being" and a memory of the people who visited here.

Through a 6 day workshop Heartbeat-Sasaki continuously drew 3 minute "Heartbeat Portraits" of 139 participants.
1. A pulse monitor was attached to the finger of the participant, and the measured signal was output as audio in real time through a set of speakers, the sound and rhythm echoing throughout the space.
2. In response to this rhythm Sasaki drew the image of heartbeat waves for a period of 3 minutes. Participants were 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. The participant then signed their own "Heartbeat Drawing". Through this process the "Heartbeat Drawing" becomes proof of each person's living being and come to form "Heartbeat-Portraits".

© SASAKI 2016