Astro Balloon 1969 Revisited

Astro Balloon 1969 Revisited : sound, visual design and programming in cooperation with cat-x (2008, Biennale Venice, for Coop Himmelb(l)au)

Coop Himmelb(l)au’s recovered feedback installation of 1969. Based on the idea of the ‚Feedback Circuit Program‘ from 1971, the visitors heartbeat is measured and transformed. Visuals corresponding to this data input cause this feedback with the visitors, allowing them to communicate (network) non verbaly.

We used two Polar heart rate sensors with their boards attached to an Arduino that in turn controlled a custom jitter patch that i programmed to generate both the visuals and the sound for the installation.