About the research behind the sound installation
HEARTSPACE is a performance-based sound installation, developed by Tine Friis and Eduardo Abrantes and in collaboration with Calexy. The installation is performed at the Culture Night on October 13th, 2023 at 20.00 and 21.00.
The installation originates in the research project The minds of the brain, heart and gut—Productions of the self in stem cell research by Tine Friis, postdoc at Medical Museion.
New biomedical developments, for example in stem cell research, raise questions about how we, as humans, understand our body, self and health. This makes it relevant to explore what happens in the encounter between biomedical results and everyday understandings of the biology of the body and the complexities of the self. The purpose of the research project is therefore to investigate people’s everyday perceptions of their bodies’ biological organs and how these are ascribed meanings about who we are as humans.
The sound installation explores the human heart as both a biological organ and a concept with a numerous cultural and linguistic meanings. Through sound and by writing down a personal memory, the installation invites you to reflect on your hearts’ many meanings. After the performance you can donate your memory to the research project.
Result and data use
If you decide to donate your memory about your heart, you contribute to the research project. All memories will be anonymized. The memories will be analyzed with the purpose of developing new knowledge about the subject.
Data from your participation will be registered and used by the University of Copenhagen. The memories can be used anonymously in, for example, publications and research and public communication activities. The data is stored and eventually destroyed securely according to the current rules and regulations at the University of Copenhagen.
You can at any time withdraw your consent to the registration and processing of your data by contacting Tine Friis (email@example.com).
If you have any questions about the research, please contact Tine Friis, postdoctoral researcher at Medical Museion, on mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +45 93 51 60 34.