Vessels created by Pelham Johnston and eve Warnock is an interactive sculpture that uses the participants heart rate and transposes it into a sequence of air and water which plays onto a steel drum. Vessels was commissioned by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for the Transflux Exhibition, a three month exhibition In the Room for Big Ideas gallery with Artist Gene Felice, Nate Ober, and Kate Spacek. Curated by Katya Min. To read more about the Transflux exhibition please visit the SF ART News review by Michal Gavish.
Vessels was just recently presented at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco for the NightLife LIVE electronic music series, representing OpenLab, where we transformed the heart rate into a continuous stream of data that glowed from ultraviolet light.
As artist we are interested creating an interface using technology where the viewers feel connected with their body through their interactions.