Two-b: A Trust Ritual

What if you could take time out in the middle of a hectic day to share an intimate moment with a stranger? To find space in a crowded room for a private conversation? To let your senses speak for, and to, themselves…?

In the process of playing with stethoscopes, we discovered the intimacy of listening to someone’s heartbeat, hearing their voice as it resonates through their body. Conversing this way mentally transports us from our external environment into a shared internal space, both public and private.

Distilling the experience further we created a resonance chamber out of a cardboard tube. The tube was large enough to support an interaction between two people as they placed their heads at either end. A pulse sensor was then connected to one person and we mapped their heart rate to a light projection, which moved from one end of the chamber to another.