2004-2040

A 36 YEARS RECORDING OF LIFE

 

 

Every time he trains, Frigo records the highest heartbeat he reaches every two minutes. He then rounds it up using one of the following parameters: 100 BPM, 105 BPM, 110 BPM, 115 BPM, 120 BPM, 125 BPM, 130 BPM, 135 BPM, 140 BPM, 145 BPM, 150 BPM, 155 BPM. Every month Frigo collects 72 of these parameters, biking or running or generally training for 144 minutes. Initially, Frigo annotated the beats timing his run around a field and later he switched to a watch with a heart rate sensor to be able to train more freely.

Month 58 of heart beats recorded training Training session filmed in sweden in the winter of 2013 Location of the clock reproducing the heart beats in final museum_thumb

In an installation context the beats are played by a clock. Such a clock acts as a metronome particularly to Frigo's work number 03. This work is similar to the works conducted by artists such as Brian House and Danielle Roberts, using their biofeedback to generate art. It is the only work in which Frigo lets the sensor annotate the data for him, although the data on the watch is later manually approximated and transcribed.