28 September - 4 October 2022 Inspace, Edinburgh, UK
When Do You Give Yourself Away? captured your pulse and galvanic skin response (arousal) to generate a multisensory experience unique to you through light, sound and vibration. It then tracked changes in your data to see how the artwork affected you. The value of a creative work is usually measured by more superficial metrics: sales, stars, likes and follows, and often monetised through capturing the behavioural data of its audience. What’s at stake when data is no longer just behavioural or personal, but intimate and internal: when we hand over our very heartbeats? Who gets to decide how they’re used, what they mean, or what they’re worth?