|The Pulse of the Earth at the Bella Center metro station|
The concrete construction with the buttresses carrying the Metro and the water pond are illuminated with red LED light. The color in the concrete constructions and the water change slowly from red to neutral following a sort of sinus curve, congruent with the geological ’pulse of the Earth’.
The calculation of the breath is made by geologist Bo Holm Jacobsen, who says: ”The strength of the light modulates from the surface of the Earth’s position, i.e. maximum brightness when the surface is up, and minimum brightness, when the surface is down. I have reconstructed the signals, which our seismographs give, namely the speed of the surface of the Earth.”
The light-installations are meditative and give the concrete constructions and the area around the water a whole new aesthetic dimension. The purpose is to create a cathedral-like building, bathed in red.
Interactive pulse: During COP15 the pace of the ‘pulse’ will change according to the achievement at the Summit. Like a medical measuring of the heart rate at an intensive care unit, the essential pulsation is still the one of the Earth (Gaia).
We’ll make a sort of a rating of the results of each day’s negotiations. NGO’s observing the negotiations will make their evaluation of the achievements. The rating is then entered to the computer controlling the breath. So the breath can be speeded up by about 30%. Anyway, it will still be perceived as slowly pulsating.
The Pulse of the Earth is a part of SevenMeters.net. The aim of the initiative is to put focus on the consequences of global warming through various art installations, which will highlight the climate change from different angles