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Pulse

The heart of the Flaming Lotus Girls

 

About

The visual centerpiece of Pulse is an anatomically-correct heart,  beating fire through its four chambers to emulate the blood flow through the human heart. The outer steel structure is formed by the intricate vasculature and predominant veins and arteries of the heart.  Above the heart chambers, the aortic arch shoots spectacular pulses of fire into the night sky.

Surrounding the sculpture are two “Pulse Pods” which allow space for people to gather, sheltered from the sun by day and the wind by night.  The pod design is inspired by lungs, and multicolored alveoli-shaped bulbs light the interior of the pod. Interactivity allows participants to fill each pod chamber with the sound and vibration of their own heartbeats.

Effects

Pulse features a variety of flame effects that are activated in 2 ways: by biosensor input, or by buttons. Both are fully interactive experiences. 
Each pod also contains sound and vibration effects, triggered by biosenor input.

Specs

Size: 8' x 8' x 12' 

Power: 110v x 20amp x 4

Exhibitions

Burning Man 2018, Black Rock City NV
Maker Faire 2017, San Mateo, CA
Burning Man 2016, Black Rock City, NV