Interactive sound installation in accociation to the IHME Contemporary Art Festival in Vaasa/Fi, 2012.


YEAR: 1996/2012
TECHNOLOGY: Telemetric equipment, two speakers, transmittors, sensors and amplifier

The interactive sound installation is based on heartbeats and on an encounter between two people. In this work the silent becomes heard and the importance of interaction is emphasized. Three sensors are placed on the participators breast. The heartbeats of the participators are transmitted through separate speakers. After a few seconds the heartbeats of the participants synchronizes for a while, until they found their own rhythm again. An intimate meeting between their hearts take place.

15.–31.3.2012, Vaasa Railway Station

Thursday–Saturday, 1–4 pm.
Opening 15.3.2012, 2–8 pm.

In association to the IHME Contemporary art festival in Finland the interactive sound installation I can hear your heart beat by Mari Kretz, Platform’s current artist in residence, is shown in Vaasa.

The site for The IHME Contemporary art festival’s production, Christian Boltanskis’ The Heart Archive and the recordings in Vaasa is Vaasa City Library. You can participate during the opening hours of the library.


In cooperation with

Bertil Nordström, researcher at Arbetslivsinstitutet in Umeå
Platform, Vaasa, Finland

For more information

Platform in Vaasa, Finland read more at page 65-66

IHME festival 2012 in Vaasa - Mari Kretz