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Dario Robleto & Patrick Feaster: Unlocking Sounds of the Past

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Interweaving historical research, poetic storytelling, and innovative approaches to image and sound processing, a multi-year collaboration between artist Dario Robleto and media historian Patrick Feaster has sought to discover unexpected sensory pathways to our shared past. By challenging entrenched notions of what constitutes a playable "recording" of the past, Feaster and Robleto's work allows for a type of empathy through time by unlocking latent data and meaning in media once presumed dead. Their work has discovered and made audible the first pulse and heartbeat recordings and the first dreams and emotions registered as blood flow to the brain, each originally traced in soot from flames in the nineteenth century. Currently, they are working on reanimating the first electrical signals recorded from the heart and brain in various states of emotional experience.


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