Modern, cold, invasive... none-the-less, state-of-the-art electronic medical technologies; EPI scans with huge electromagnets, computers, film, and video, have allowed me to create very literal invocations of metaphors that have existed since the age of the Troubadours. Nothing Broke but the Heart compulsively, hypnotically, runs through distorted icons of ""love"", heart always ""center screen"". A chaos of color and light, individual frames flash like memories. These hearts - hearts of stone, burning hearts, wooden hearts, ""mutated"" hearts, hearts that are only words - are punctuated throughout the video by medical images of my body's real heart - breathing, pumping, catching in its rhythm. This video uses the hardness, the rationality of electronic technology and its processes - the antithesis of emotion - as the language with which to express emotion. It is a modern vocabulary for a poetry of our age.
Prof. Bernd Girod
Clea T. Waite
Eine Produktion der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Production Support: Advanced NMR Systems Massachusetts, USA MIT Media Laboratory, Spatial Imaging Group Massachusetts, USA GMD, Visualization Group St. Augustine, Germany