This non-contact, bio-sensing work reveals the magic of a world where our vital signs are secretly measured. When a face is detected the participant’s pulse is read, heart rhythm amplified and manipulated video footage of them displayed. The work considers how exposing this rhythm of life, affects the subject, their heart, and their social interactions.

TICKER TAPED PARADE exposes the increasingly permeable boundaries of the body due to developments in biometric data mining. As an intervention it questions our bodily and social agency, the privacy of our data, and the purpose for which our data is being analysed juxtaposing this concerns with the allure of social connection.