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.

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.