Extrasystole

Production Nuit Blanche, City of Paris & RATP transport authority
Concept Proposal: France Dubois
Installation and development: Jason Cook

At the occasion of the Nuit Blanche 2011 the funicular tramway at the Sacré Coeur of Montmartre was transformed to pulsate with red light to imitate the heart rate of a runner who would have taken the stairs to reach the highest point in Paris. The pulsing read-light, at the steady rhythm of a heartbeat accelerates sharply as the funicular ascends with passengers aboard, and remains for a moment at it's heightened rate, then gradually slows down during the descent.

 

Inside the funicular (day of install)