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Address: 2801-1, Teshimakarato, Shozu-gun, Tonosho-cho 761-4662, Kagawa Prefecture
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I enjoyed being able to listen to the recordings of different people's hearts in a room that looked out in the sea. I didn't enjoy the actual art space as much-- the darkness of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 16, 2016
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed being able to listen to the recordings of different people's hearts in a room that looked out in the sea. I didn't enjoy the actual art space as much-- the darkness of the room scared me; at best, I felt like I was going to hit a wall, and at worst, I felt like I was the next... More 

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Takamatsu, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I wasn't able to get inside the building because I was confused what was there. However, the view of the beach and the feel of the sand on my feet relaxed me. The beach maybe is the best attraction when you get to this part of the island.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

The dark room with broadcasted hear beats of people and flashing light makes an impression but a transient one. Tickets are rather expensive. I won't judge the art and compare it with other exhibits at Teshima. The surrounding is beautiful and worth coming just to see it, treat this installation as a bait. We've seen a beautiful large spider next... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

Many different people had their heart beats monitored to provide for this art installation. The beating sounds along with the graphing of heartbeats that change frequently makes one think of the life force we all have inside of us.

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Okayama-shi, Okayama, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2014

I've never thought about that each people have deferent heart sound like face or body or thoughts. So I got new experience at this museum which was nice. I am not 100percent sure that anybody would enjoy here though. I love more the small beach if front of this. Just lay down and think about the heart beat!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

By playing heartbeat sound in a dark room, the art work is trying to stimulate the thinking of life force. ok, I got it. but the concept is nothing new, nor inspiring. I thought the setting should be able to amplify the audience's heartbeats in someway so that audience could hear the heartbeats in the dark room right away. that's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

This work of the French artist Christian Boltanski is one the most exciting and beautiful works of conceptual art in the world. He decided to preserve the heartbeats of over 35,000 people. In The Heart Archive you can listen and feel the archived heartbeats housed within a specially designed touring booth and you can also record your own heartbeat (archived... More 

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