(CCA) | Sun Eaters
Through the installation of a series of environmental sensing modules, I have produced an art experience that renders the invisible bioelectric current present in all living beings and translates it into visible light for us to see through ECG sensors and LED lights. Bioelectricity in people results in a rhythmic pulse we understand as a heartbeat. In plants, it is rendered in a much different wave pattern. This installation, Sun Eaters, is installed in trees and plants along paths of frequent use and invites passers-by towards a heightened awareness of the oft-overlooked vegetation all around us. If you can see your heart pulse together with that of a tree, do you see and understand it differently? I am exploring the question of whether artworks can act as visual aids in comprehension through their expansion of our imagination?