Press Release | The Rhythm of Life

Photography by: Gert Jan van Rooij

Photography by: Gert Jan van Rooij

Dear friends, colleagues and people interested in our work,

We invite you to visit and experience our latest work, The Rhythm of Life, launching this 13th-14th September at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen during the Witte de Withkwartier Festival 2014. Alongside partnering artwork Experiment #2: Consent, the works explore performative data exchanges under the research enquiry: For What It’s Worth.

The Rhythm of Life
Mike Thompson, Susana Cámara Leret and Dave Young
In Collaboration with The Netherlands Metabolomics Centre & Waag Society

13th – 14th September 2014
De Wereld de Witte de Withkwartier Festival 2014
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
Museumpark 18-20 / 3015 CX Rotterdam
Tram 7 (direction Willemsplein) or 20 (direction Lombardijen)
Official Opening: Saturday 13th September 11:00 hrs

The Rhythm of Life is a collaboration between designers / artists Mike Thompson, Susana Cámara Leret and Dave Young and the Netherlands Metabolomics Centre. The artists investigate the potential of sensory data experiences, through an ambiguous data collection process, making use of the Photon-­Multiplier Tube (PMT), an experimental medical device designed to measure biophoton (light) emissions from the skin. The project presents a hybrid art/science research instrument, offering participants the possibility to listen in on the electro­chemical messages transmitted by their bodies, hearing their emissions as complex percussive rhythms, in exchange for donating their personal biodata to scientific research.

In parallel to The Rhythm of Life, The Data & Ethics Working Group, a collaborative art research team, probe the processes and authoritative gestures that legitimise the collection of personal information and how informed consent is attained and defined, via the partnering of artwork and performative act Experiment #2: Consent.

Supported by:

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We hope to count on your participation.

Best Wishes,

Mike Thompson, Susana Cámara Leret and Dave Young