Shilo Shiv Suleman: Pulse & Bloom
Pulse and Bloom is an interactive and social art installation that visualizes participants’ heartbeats and invites people to share and sync their human heartbeats in a rhythmic pattern. When a participant places their hand upon the pulse sensor, the stem and the flower in the sky start to beat with their heart. When more than one person places a hand upon the pulse sensor, the stem starts to pulse with both participants’ heartbeats, making it possible to watch how heart rates of different people in intimate spaces start to beat in sync, much like fireflies flashing in patterns. Pulse & Bloom was first on display in 2014 at Burning Man.
Through Pulse and Bloom, Shilo Shiv Suleman seeks to use technology to make individual inner invisible worlds more visible. Using visual representations of a person’s inner state, Pulse and Bloom aims to create group experiences of magical synchronicity that make us more aware as individuals and more connected as a community.