Man Bartlett

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Self Portrait as Living Mood Ring (proof of concept)

A handful of years ago (2008?) I had the idea for a colorfield “painting” that takes live data from my heart rate, body temperature etc and converts that into a color. The “painting” is then displayed on a wall, similar to how a lightbox would be. It’d be live a live mood ring. And when I die, it just goes blank (maybe w a replay option). It’d be an edition of ten. Any of you know of something like this? Or know anyone who wants to help make it?! They could also be clustered if multiple people had their “portraits” made…

Thinking about this now because a) it may never happen and b) I had a dream last night about two self-regenerating labyrinths as small connected sculptures, with LED red dots trying to make it through. They are connected yet separate. His/hers. Or his/his hers/hers etc. If the two dots make it out of the labyrinth at the same time then the sculpture shuts off. There are no walls yet there are infinite walls. There is no path yet there is only one path. That sort of thing.

Man Bartlett