Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Menzies Institute for Medical Research

 Photos: Remi Chauvin

Photos: Remi Chauvin

A suite of 'cardiophonic' furniture designed to promote conversations between and about hearts.

Commissioned via an artist call-out by the Menzies Institute for Medical Research and Detached Cultural Organisation,  Tasmania, Australia.

A custom-designed suite of 4 lounge chairs (and two coffee tables) with heart sensors and mini-computers hidden in the framework of the seat. Concealed speakers in the wings of each chair play back the heartbeat of its occupant, along with a relaxing ambient soundtrack.

Situated in the Menzies ground floor foyer, the live installation is experienced by students and hundreds of visitors to the centre on a daily basis.

Artists: David Patman, Michelle Boyde, Matt Warren and Richie Cyngler. Created in collaboration with Tasmanian furniture designer, Guy Paramore.

With thanks to our all-Tasmanian production team and suppliers including Colorcote, Warwick Fabrics, Total Surface Protection, Iron Lion Design,  and Phillip Hyland Upholstery.

More info here:  www.colloquyofhearts.com

Press review here: http://www.realtimearts.net/article/137/12555


Photos by Remi Chauvin