Borderless Under the Skin

Seiko Mikami

Borderless Under the Skin ,
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Funded with a Rockefeller Fellowship and a Langlois Grant.
This piece is contained inside of a "Biohazrd Tent", or isolation chamber. Inside of the tent are several I.V. drip bags for blood transfusions, delivery of drugs etc.
Inside of each I.V. drip bag is a surgical glove which has been fitted with L.E.D. wands. These are inserted into each finger of the glove. The wands are controlled by external electrical units which are wired in tandem to a main control box.
Attached to this control box is a small velcro pouch which a person can insert their finger into. When the velcro pouch senses someone's finger it sends signals to each of the many wands inside the surgical gloves based on the persons pulsebeat. The final effect is all of the wands flashing in unison to the observer's pulsebeat.
On the surface of each I.V. drip bag is printed the name of a viral disease, the viral agent for that disease and the mode of transmission for that virus.

  • aesthetics
    • installation-based
    • interactive
  • genres
    • bioart
  • subjects
    • Body and Psychology
      • hands
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