Simon Tegala was wired up to a personal heart rate monitor, for a period of two weeks, 24 hours a day in February 1998. Over the period, Tegala’s heart was monitored and the information was transmitted digitally to an electronic sign in a public site in the city of London.
Using state-of-the-art technology developed for the athletics industry, Anabiosis (the medical term for revival after apparent death) reflects on the ways in which modern information and communication systems affect our lives and even our understanding of what it means to be ‘alive’.
The website presents the daily fluctuations of the artist’s heart beat in a graphic form and text in the form of a fictional diary of Simon Tegala’s activities, written by Deborah Levy.
Production: Giovanni D’Angelo and Joanne Moore.