Heart ad lib. / Paintings

AV installation


"Heart ad lib. / Paintings" is an AV installation/performance where the sound of the heart, amplified through a stethoscope with a built-in microphone, is channeled to a small speaker positioned on a black cardboard canvas.

The speaker's membrane is filled with white acrylic liquid, dispensed drop by drop from an IV fluid bag. As the speaker vibrates in response to the heart's impulses, it causes the fluid to randomly splash onto the cardboard.