Vitar Drinković

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.

Marina Šafarić

Vitar Drinković graduated in 2014 from the Department of Animation and New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. He works at the intersection of technology, science, and art through the creation of interactive devices, inventions and installations that often serve as mediators in communication between people. Its intention is to explore and create new conditions for a different sensory and thought cognition of everyday life. He exhibited at twenty-five solo exhibitions. His eight sculptures are placed in public space. He participated in fourteen art workshops and exhibited at fifty-nine group exhibitions in Croatia, Germany, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Austria, the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, and France. He is the winner of several awards, recognitions and scholarships and a finalist of the Radoslav Putar award in 2021. He is a member of HDLU and HZSU.