Interview with Stereotank, Creators of Times Square's 'HeartBeat' (VIDEO)

April 3, 2015 7:57 AM

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This is an interview with the creators of Times Square's HeartBeat, Sara Valente and Marcelo Ertorteguy of Stereotank. Brooklyn-based design studio Stereotank's design was selected for the 2015 Times Square Valentine Heart, a public art installation celebrating Valentine's day in Times Square. For the 2015 competition, Times Square Alliance partnered with The Architectural League of New York and invited architecture and design firms to submit proposals. Out of seven designs, the Selection Panel selected Stereotank's HeartBeat. VernissageTV met with Sara Valente and Marcelo Ertorteguy of Stereotank in Times Square to learn more about the project and their studio. In this video, the two architects and designers talk about genesis and the concept of HeartBeat, its transformation into HeartSeat, their background as architects and designers, and their other projects that often combine plastic tanks and sound.

Stereotank's HeartBeat for the 2015 Times Square Valentine Heart was a participatory sculpture that consisted of a massive heart glowing to the rhythm of a low frequency heartbeat sound. Placed in the middle of busy Times Square in Manhattan, New York City, the audience was invited to come together,...

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