The Pulse of Earth

The Earth’s Pulse

Joaquín Fargas (AR), Johnny Lugo Vega (PR)

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Performance – From Pacha Mama to the Universe

The Earth’s Pulse is a performance by Argentinian artist Joaquín Fargas, where the artist intertwines our Mother Earth with the Universe by connecting special seismometers to his own body, receiving signals sent by interacting audiences from all over the world, and sending the signals btained to outer space through radio telescopes. The audience will be able to interact with the artist iin real time during the performance, by sending words and relating a message of their choice to Mother Earth (Pacha Mama and Atabey) and to the Universe. These messages will be visible on the artist’s body by projection mapping onstage. Lastly, the body of the performer will react to small, high-voltage signals, that will be controlled via the internet. The performance will take place in Buenos Aires and will be conducted by Johnny Lugo Vega in Puerto Rico. It will be live streamed at a specific time, but the recording will be accessible throughout the duration of the festival.

Festival participants will be able to interact with the artist via the performance’s website:


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Joaquín Fargas (AR): Joaquín Fargas is an artist and engineer, his work integrates the artistic, scientific and technological. Through science, he communicates the concepts and theories in a playful and poetical manner. Through art, he teaches how to grasp the properties of nature and become aware of its care. His production is centered on possible or utopian proposals related to life, its preservation and the interrelationship between living beings and the future. He integrates biological materials and technological media aimed at breaking down barriers generating hybrid ecologies.

Johnny Lugo Vega (PR): As a scientist, Johnny Lugo Vega specializes in the conservation of cultural heritage. He is a Professor in the Humanities, Natural Sciences UPR-RP and the Graduate School of Planning. He has pioneered conferences and projects on art, science, technology, and environmental and cultural heritage conservation, and proposed the first method for cultural heritage risk assessment using GIS. He is the director of the Cultural Heritage Innovation Program at the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust.


Joaquín Fargas (AR), Johnny Lugo Vega (PR), Diego Gómez (AR), Nicolas Mu