Inner Dawn

Inner Dawn

A heart monitor connects my pulse to animate a spotlight that illuminates my body. A contact microphone turns the sound of my breath into a sonic landscape. Exploring entrainment – the phenomenon by which biological rhythms like the heartbeat and breath gradually fall into sync – I invite viewers to tune into their bodies with me. Designed to be screened at large-scale in busy public spaces, my pulse will illuminate busy urban junctions with an organic, rhythmic glow.

As an Asian transmasculine individual, I have had to learn how to embody my truth despite the many ways the world has tried to erase me. In this piece, I tune in to to refuse what I have been taught that it is better to stay out of sight and out of mind. I bare myself in the light of my own heart.

Riven Ratanavanh
2022
US
3'
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