October 23, 2008 | Comments: 0

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer in This Week in New York/TONY

Pulse Park in Madison Square Park
If the sight of falling leaves and the smell of fresh air make your heart beat faster, turn those pitter-patters into a personalized public art show with Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s interactive light installation Pulse Park. Two sculptures equipped with sensors will monitor visitors’ heart rates, then transmit the data to 200 spotlights placed around the perimeter of the green. Though Lozano-Hemmer has shown his work in more than three dozen countries, Pulse Park marks his American debut. Just don’t stop by with your secret crush, lest your racing pulse be projected for all to see.

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