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Pulse

Client: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School

Location: Boston, MA, United States

Completion date: 2023

Project Team

Artist

Shuli Sadé

Sadé Studio

Art Advisory

Kelly Filocco

Boston Art

Art Advisory

Marnie Girado

Boston Art

Overview

68′ x  9′ Manipulated Data, Archival Inks printed on Vibrachrome, and an Augmented Reality installation
Pulse is a site-specific Public Art made of six individual artworks, inspired by medical data, scientific research, molecule charts, and the color of nature in seasonal transitions. It aims to generate a balance between motion and tranquility, manifested in diagrams reflecting the velocities of heartbeats. The pulse is the number of heartbeats per minute. The various artworks linked by outlined pulsating heartbeats can be experienced differently by the rhythm of the viewer’s walk alongside the artworks. Pulse aims to approach transcendence while rising above anxiety or health concerns by creating a temporary respite for the mind of BIDMC visitors and staff. An Augmented Reality installation can be experienced by activating the QR codes installed on both sides of SkyBridge. The augmented objects reflect tissue specimens from the labs. The goal of BIMDC researchers is to find new cures while using the finest and the latest technologies. Cardiology, Neurology, Immunotherapy, Pathology, and the Institute for RNA Medicine are among the participating labs in the AR installation, visible all along the Skybridge. The AR experiments are accompanied by recordings from BIMDC research

Goals

Pulse aims to approach transcendence while rising above anxiety or health concerns by creating a temporary respite for the minds of BIDMC visitors and staff. The AR installation highlights the goals and achievements of the medical research labs of the Harvard-affiliated Medical center in Boston

Process

A year-long collaboration involved working closely with Boston Art, BIDMC board members, and representatives. Throughout the development of Pulse, we shared ideas to bring this project to the highest level of its potential. I worked with BIDMC labs of Cardiology, Neurology, Immunotherapy, Pathology, and the Institute for RNA Medicine to better understand the scope of their recent achievements, to be shared by the AR component of the installation

Additional Information

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching, and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s new inpatient bed tower incorporates the expansion of hospital departments in the adjacent Rosenberg Building. The artwork is placed along SkyBridge. The building is designed by Payette architects and built by Turner constructions