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Pulse Project

Between 2011 and 2017 I initiated and conducted Pulse Project, an artistic research series that used rhythmic sound as performance medium with which to explore and reflect upon inter-relationships between human bodies, the performance of medicine and cultural approaches to technology. This project (and all of my current projects) draw upon certain Chinese medicine practices because it provides a more holistic and relational model of the body than the biomedical model of the body currently offers.

In particular, I adapted Chinese pulse diagnosis as a performance tool. After years of listening to the pulse as waveforms emerging from peoples’ bodies, I came to realise that human touch can be used not simply as a diagnostic instrument that yields medically relevant information, but also to activate embodied, inter-relational and musical-artistic readings of the body that can expand upon and amplify the transformative aspects of healing – to use art to expand medical meaning.

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