Černič & Janez Grošelj: Tree heartbeat

Sabina Cernic & Janez Groselj: Tree heartbeat


light installation // Breg // 16. 5. – 18. 6.

OPENING: Monday, 16th May, at 21.30

The Tree heartbeat project thematizes man's connection with nature, setting both in a common frame. The tree and man are thus considered as parts of a unified and connected system where many relations and interdependencies take place.

The concept of this interactive project relies on the light elements on the tree, whose canopy is crisscrossed with many LED tapes. These tapes follow the shapes of individual branches and create an organic structure that resembles the vascular system in the human body. The LED tapes are programed using Arduino hardware to enable gradual transitions in light intensity in the canopy. The entering point of the system is a sensor, attached to the trunk, that measures human heartbeat. Visitors can thus lay their hands on the sensor which will make the lighted canopy pulsate in the rhythm of his or her heartbeat. The result is a new marker in the space whose light presence is conditioned by an active participation of the visitor.


SABINA CERNIC is finishing her studies at the Faculty of architecture in Ljubljana. Until now she's collaborated with the projects Grandfathers and grandchildren (2011), Portorico workshop (2015) and Park Geometrika for the Lighting Guerrilla festival 2015. She's also worked between 2013 and 1014 in design and engineering for the architecture company Studio Omnia. She lives and works in Ljubljana. JANEZ GROSELJ is in his final year at the Faculty of architecture in Ljubljana. During his studies he collaborated with the design and implementation of projects Self-sufficient living cell (2011) and Park Geometrika for the Lighting Guerrilla festival 2015. Apart from his expert collaboration with some architectural projects, he also realized a series of design solutions and logos. He lives and works in Brezovica near Ljubljana.


coauthor of the concept: Mihael Luneznik // programming: Leon Noe Jovan

Project was concived during the workshop at the Faculty of Architecture Ljubljana mentored by doc. dr. Tomaz Novljan.

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