Heart Tube 2.0
subwoofer speaker, preamplifier, car audio amplifier, mixer, two DIY 3D printed electronic stethoscopes, wood, 35 × 35 × 35 cm
With Drinković’s interactive installation, the intricacies of today’s various forms of communication are reduced to the most sincere and non-verbal one – the heartbeat. The heart, which constantly communicates with the brain and the rest of the body, is the most consistent generator of uncontrolled information, and with Drinković’s sculpture, this ultimate but private truth is being transformed into a loud sound and exposed to the public. Via a DIY stethoscope, the heart vibrations of up to two visitors are simultaneously recorded and the audio signals are reproduced in the exhibition space in the form of rhythmic sound. The transfer of information (communication) between two people, is achieved simultaneously, directly, and transparently, with no room left for manipulation.