SOUNDS IN OUTER AND INNER SPACE: AN UNKNOWN HISTORY OF THE HUMAN HEARTBEAT
Thursday, December 1, 2016
6:00 p.m. Doors open
6:30 p.m. Lecture begins
Mary Harris Auditorium on RMCAD’s campus
About the Lecture
Artist Dario Robleto will present a performative lecture expanding on the artist’s extensive research into the heartbeat. Part storytelling, part original research, and part rare sound archive, this lecture weaves together topics as diverse as the earliest attempts to record the heartbeat as sound and image, the heartbeat and brainwave recordings currently on a probe heading for the edge of the Solar System, pre-Edison sound recordings, and recent developments in the history of the artificial heart. The result is a creative intertwining of multiple histories of human exploration, in both outer and inner space. This event will include a short post-lecture reception with the artist.
About the Lecturer
Robleto lives and works in Houston, Texas and has exhibited and given lectures on his work both nationally and internationally. In 2015 he joined a distinguished team of scientists as the artistic consultant to “Breakthrough Message”—a multi-national effort that aims to encourage intellectual and technical debate about how and what to communicate if the current search for intelligent beings beyond Earth is successful. Learn more about Robleto here.