Art Basel 2017

Giant Inflatable Heart - by Johanna Keimeyer - Art Installation at Art Basel June 2017 BREATH ing HEART is an art installation of a walk-in heart that will be built at Art Basel in the historic water filter building Filter4. The installation will be accompanied by light, scent, and sound.
Multimedia artist Johanna Keimeyer presents „BREATH ing HEART“, an art installation of a walk-in heart, that will accommodate up to 20 people at once. This heart fills itself with air and pulses in a breathing rhythm accompanied by light, scent, and sound, all happening in the 1600 m² (5.250 ft²) of the historic water filter building.

In this installation visitors can experience what it’s like to be inside their own body guided by the artist’s voice via headphones. Johanna Keimeyer has brought together an excellent team for the execution of her new art project. After Johanna met with Fredy Hadorn from LICHT FELD Gallery at the art fair SCOPE in Basel in 2016, he could imagine Johanna’s waterworks very well in his second exhibition space Filter4 in Basel. After various meetings and the last visits in December 2016, the dates of the exhibition were set. Johanna‘s Breathing Heart started beating. Kling Klang Klong provide the sound concept and composition and Studio Farbraum programms the LEDs. The artist started her crowdfunding-campaign and succeeded in winning Novartis as a major sponsor for the realization of the interactive heart object (diameter 10 meters/ 32 feet), as well as private supporters Robert Hankin and Ruth Stadler. Speakers of the British manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins ensure the implementation of the sound field and strongly support the project as well. Mezeaudio also joined, providing headsets. Open Innovation Space support the project with 3D printed parts and K.Schweizer with electrical engineering. KIRRON light components shine with establishing their innovative DycoLED light system. Emil Frey AG Autocenter Münchenstein provide the cars for the shuttle service. The renowned Berlin film production company Picsters document the project. Philippe Hoerle-Guggenheim, founder of HG Contemporary Gallery NYC, represents the project for the United States.. >>

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