[ISEA2017] Artists Statement: Teoma Naccarato & John Maccallum — Synchronism

Artists Statement

In this intimate installation, participants are invited to join a partner inside a private booth. With electronic stethoscopes and transducers, the duo share the rhythms of their hearts in real-time, stimulating sites of pulsation on one’s own and one another’s bodies.
Issues of mutual trust, consent, and play are negotiated nonverbally, as the pair transgresses
boundaries of internal versus external, and self, other, and environment. Individual bodies are
spread further as the heartbeat of each person is used to enliven an interactive, haptic sculpture and sonic installation throughout the public space, for everyone present.

  • Teoma Naccarato , Canada
  • John Maccallum, PhD, USA