SASAKI (1964, Japan)

When during a trip to China in 1995, SASAKI realized that every individual is the bearer of his or her own built-in rhythm machine, the heartbeat, he started his Heartbeat Drawing project. In the rhythm of his own and other people’s hearts he draws on paper, on walls, on plexiglass, on photos... It is always the simple zigzag lines going up and down, in keeping with beats, and slowly expanding to become long lines, surfaces, entire rooms: it is the spatially visible temporal dimension of the pulse. “To be conscious of the beat is to feel ‘life’ itself.” – SASAKI lives in Los Angeles.


Exhibitions:
2011    "Personal Structures", 53rd Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.

Symposia:
2008    Personal Structures "Existence", Tokyo, Japan.

Publications:
• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, PERSONAL STRUCTURES: TIME SPACE EXISTENCE 2, Global Art Affairs Foundation, 2013
• De Jongh, Karlyn & Sarah Gold, PERSONAL STRUCTURES: La Biennale di Venezia 2011. Exhibition Catalogue for PERSONAL STRUCTURES, part of the Venice Biennale, at Palazzo Bembo in Venice, 2011
• Lodermeyer, Peter, Karlyn De Jongh & Sarah Gold, PERSONAL STRUCTURES: TIME SPACE EXISTENCE, DuMont Verlag, Cologne, Germany, 2009