At the moment I am creating a Chinese Medical Pulse Image lexicon in SuperCollider to use as a source ‘code’ for reading pulses and making compositions… using SC Ugens and combining them with my interpretations of Chinese Pulse Images.
This project brings together my artistic research with the metaphysical art of Chinese Pulse reading in order to create a new method for reading the body (especially internal embodied space) beyond the limitations of western biological and philosophical paradigms:
This research combines analogue / digital technologies with human touch (informed by combining fine art training with training in biomedicine and clinical Chinese Medicine) to explore sound as a transparent relational ‘medium’. My work is not simply a sonic visualisation of western clinical conceptions of the circulatory system and/or the complex metaphysical Chinese zàngfǔ jīngluò body-organ-network system, but also reflects personal intuition of an/other through reading their pulse.
Each individual’s pulse is unique set of sound-waves and images. For each person, I will interpret/read their pulse and create a unique composition of their ‘being’, using digital technology as a means to reflect my interpretations as wells as to document the moment of contact between the artist and participant.
Here is a sample of pulse reading and digital score image:
For sonic sample link see: