Circulatory

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Exhibition View: 773 (for Sic Transit Gloria Mundi: Industry of the Ordinarycurated by Happy Collaborationist, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL

Circulatory, performed at the Chicago Cultural Center in 2012, created a chronographic backdrop with the heart. By attaching microphones to their chests and amplifying the sound of their heartbeats into the space, Jesus Mejia and Ruth created a comforting but medical sound experience across four flights of stairs.  The performance orated the continuous and fluctuating beat of the body as well as amplified the presence  and familiarity of the heart’s sound.

Photography by Josh Korby.

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