The artwork, now entitled “The Pulse,” is a stunning display of mixed media. At its core stands a towering metal structure, reaching upwards of seven feet high and covered in thousands of pulsating LED lights. The installation’s centerpiece seems to breathe and move with life as the lights flash in an erratic beat. Surrounding the structure are dozens of speakers emitting a low hum that reverberates throughout the room. On the walls, a projection of abstract shapes and colors flutters and morphs in tandem with the structure’s display. The entire exhibit is an immersive experience, leaving the viewer stunned and unable to look away.
This new installation is an homage to Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s “Pulse Cornice.” Lozano-Hemmer’s work uses synchronized heartbeat sensors to create a similar pulsating effect in his metal structure, but Bueltge’s work expands on it by incorporating sound and projection. Bueltge’s “The Pulse” is a testament to the power of the sensory experience, captivating the viewer entirely. The exhibition debuts today at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Frank Bueltge is an artist experimenting with large language models, neural networks, and big data. Check out his previous multi-sensory installation, “Experience Rapture,” at MoMA here.