HEARTBEAT PORTRAIT project
Since 2007, HEARTBEAT PORTRAIT has been started to perform the interactive live drawing that SASAKI draws paintings as portraits of people's heartbeats, drawn on over 1300 people in the world until today.
1) A pulse monitor-heartbeat sensor is attached to the finger of the participant, and the measured signal is output as audio in real time through a set of sound system, the sound and rhythm echoing throughout the space. 2) In response to this rhythm, Sasaki draws the image of heartbeat waves for a period of time (For example 1 or 3 minutes. Participants are given the unique opportunity to experience the sound and rhythm of their own heartbeat while watching this depicted as a HEARTBEAT DRAWING by Sasaki. 3) Through this process it becomes proof of each person's living being and come to form "Heartbeat Portrait".
NEW YORK USA 2012
Februrary 23rd 2012 at The Westway from Creative Time on Vimeo.
NEW YORK USA 2012 - "We'll Get Your Heart Racing"
CREATIVE TIME event at The Westway, 75 Clarkson Street, New York, USA
Performance - Date: 23 February, 2012
Presented by: CREATIVETIME, New York, USA
TOKYO JPN 2011
TOKYO JAPAN 2011 - CONNECT, rooms 22, Yoyogi National Studium, Tokyo, Japan
"People are being connected with one another through the heartbeat"
More than 267 people participated.
Each participant's heartbeats per 1-minute were drawn on the wall with their portrait photos.
This was an artwork of ripples that SASAKI feels the rhythm of a real time heart beating of the participants by putting a sensor on their fingertips.
This HEARTBEAT PORTRAIT was a 'connect' with all the visitors' proof of living.
Performance and Exhibition - Date: 15-17 February, 2011
Presented by: H.P.FRANCE S.A.
VENICE ITA 2011
HEARTBEAT VENICE BIENNALE 2011 from Palazzo Bembo on Vimeo.
HEARTBEAT VENICE 2011 – Personal Structures, 54th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale 2011
299 people participated. Each participant's heartbeats per 3-minute were drawn on the silver panels. The real time heart beating of the participants by touching a sensor on their hands.
Performance - Date: 4-10 June, 2011 Exhibiton - Date: 4 June - 27 November, 2011
TOKYO JPN 2010
TOKYO JPAPAN 2010 - HEARTBEAT-PORTRAITS in Chiyoda, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan 2010
Through a 6 day workshop Heartbeat-Sasaki continuously drew 3 minute “Heartbeat Portraits” of 139 participants.
Here are depicted the heartbeats of each participant, captured for 3 minutes, and then signed by themselves.
Many participants were graduates of this former school Rensei Junor High. These drawings, “Heartbeat-Portraits”,
come to be “proof of living being” and a memory of the people who visited here.
Exhibition - Date: 14-31 March, 2010 Workshop - Dates: 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 March, 2010
Commition and Planning by: 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. Organized by: Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, Japan
SHANGHAI CHN 2008
SHANGHAI CHINA 2008 - FOR 3-MINUTE PORTRAIT, 27 PORTRAITS IN SHANGHAI CHINA DEC 2008
each: 162 x 70 cm (27 sheets), air brush - ink on paper and printed paper
At 1933 Creative Industry Cluster, Shanghai, China (Intrude:Art & Life 366 / Zendai MOMA, Shanghai, China )
SHANGHAI CHINA 2008 - 16-PORTRAIT, 3 DEC 2008, SHANGHAI CHINA
Hexagon For 1-hour, 1plate: 180 x 120 cm, air brush - aclyric on wooden bord and Person's signature. At Bailian Xijiao Shopping Mall, Shanghai, China. (Intrude:Art & Life 366 / Zendai MOMA, Shanghai, China )
Exhibited at "A Starting Point: Intrude Art & Life 366, Dynamics of change and growth", Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China, 2009.
KATHMANDU NPL 2008
KATHMANDU NEPAL 2008 - FOR 5-MINUTE PORTRAIT, 21 PORTRAITS IN KATHMANDU 19 SEP 2008
each: 75 x 55 cm (21 sheets). air brush - ink on nepali paper. At Kathmandu Univercity, Kathmandu, Nepal, SEP 2008 and Portrait Performance, 18 Oct 2008, Nepal Art Council, Katmandu, Nepal OCT 2011.
AKITA JPN 2007
AKITA JAPAN 2007 - FOR 3-MINUTE PORTRAIT, 150 PORTRAITS IN ODATE, AKITA, AUG 2007
Heartbeat Drawing for 3 minutes, each: 53 x 53 cm (150 sheets), air brush - acrylic ink on plastic paper (upo). At "ODATE" project - Odate Shokuhin 2F, Akita, Japan 2007.
FOR 1 MINUTE PORTRAIT with POLAROID, 88 x 107mm, Pen - ink on Polaroid film, 2007
BEIJING CHN 2007
BEIJING CHINA 2007 - FOR 1-MINUTE PORTRAIT - 100 PORTRAITS IN BEIJING SEP 2007
each: 88 x 107 mm (100 films), ink on Polaroid film. At Beijing Art Fair, Beijing, China, 2007.
All works © Heartbeat-Sasaki