Thursday, May 26, 2011

In a Heartbeat

SASAKI in action via Dwell on Design
Dwell on Design 2011:  tickets are purchased and the excitement builds.  My friend Casey and I are headed to LA at the end of June to seek inspiration, see what's new in Dwell's design world, and tour a few fabulously modern homes.  If that isn't enough, we have the chance to see and possibly participate in SASAKI'S Heartbeat drawing; a live art installation benefiting Japan's relief efforts.   

"People are being connected with one another through the heartbeats..."
This is a way that people from all over the world can purely feel their 'living'. This is... to feel 'heartbeat'. This is an artwork of ripples that SASAKI feels the rhythm of a real time heart beating of the participants by putting a sensor on their fingertips. This HEARTBEAT DRAWING is a 'connect' with all the visitors' proof of living"
"Heartbeat-Portraits in Chiyoda" 2010, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan via HEARTBEAT DRAWING

The rich story behind SASAKI'S art is mesmerizing, inspiring, and beyond meaningful.  I'm truly grateful to have the opportunity to seek design inspiration in such an amazing city and to be surrounded by some incredible creatives.  I'll be sharing our journey as it unfolds.  Until then, I have a heap of fun projects to complete!

Until next time,
Jenny @ Fig