Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Manifesta 13 Marseille was one of the only international biennials to take place during the global pandemic COVID-19, the biennial ended earlier than planned due to the second national lockdown

Vadim Fishkin, RU

In this installation the heartbeat of the Russian artist Vadim Fishkin was transmitted, in real time, to a streetlight on an outside wall of the museum. A pulsing bulb translated the artist’s heartbeat into a visible message that communicated the artist’s reactions, such as when he became excited, through the pulsing of the light. This installation was a perfect example of a transdisciplinary commissioned project combining art, science and technology.