Robert Godman (Artist), Dr. Giampaolo Martinelli (Other)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

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Pulse is a high resolution unedited real-time audio recording of a thoraco abdominal aneurysm repair performed at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, May 2022. Created in collaboration with Dr. Giampaolo Martinelli, Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist, the work focuses our attention on the ambient sound - room tone and associated noise, surgical paraphernalia and human interaction - found within an operating theatre. By exploring repetition and variation, rhythm and further subdivisions of time over the micro and macro structure, it aims to demystify this largely hidden environment as it unfolds during the day.

The work runs from 07.45hrs (the time the operation began) and concludes, just over eleven hours later – as it did, at the time of the procedure.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputCD
Size11 hours and 12 minutes.
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2022
EventPulse (ambisonic version): Festival of Ideas - University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 May 202418 May 2024


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