Micha Cardenas and Elle Mehrmand : Mixed Relations (3)

In technésexual the performers commit playful erotic acts in physical and virtual space simultaneously, using devices to amplify the sound of their heartbeats for the two audiences. At the Hemispheric Institute for performance art and politics in Bogota, Colombia, an analog stethoscope was connected to a piezo sensor to amplify the actual live heartbeat sound. At GLAMFA, in Long Beach, CA, an electrocardiogram was used to monitor the heart rate, playing a recording of the heartbeat at the correct rate using Puredata. The sound is used here to bridge the two spaces, finding ways of exploring the space between realities.