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You're invited to explore an interactive art experience, InPulse (2021), centered on breathing and biofeedback, led by artists Floor Grootenhuis and Joel Murphy at Central Library in the Grand Lobby. 

InPulse is an interactive, socially-distanced art installation with heart sensors and video animation. It allows you to connect consciously to yourself and others. Sitting and holding the sensors, you follow a breathing prompt, enabling you to sync your breath and heartbeat. If another visitor joins, spaced 6 feet apart from you, your heartbeats will begin to sync to one another, as visualized on the monitor of the installation. Breathing together, and breathing out long, improves our well-being.

Facilitators will be on-site to ensure that all COVID safety protocols are followed, including sanitizing sensors, making sure participants are masked and spaced appropriately. This art installation is ADA-compliant and seating is provided for those not using a wheelchair.

About the Artists

Floor Grootenhuis is a Dutch-Kenyan contemporary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She has an MFA in Social Practice from Queens College, CUNY. Floor is currently an artist-in-residence at the Jayne Raper Lab in the Hunter College Department of Biological Sciences.

Joel Murphy, born in Hawaii, has a background in visual arts. He made kinetic sculpture for years before he became an electronics design engineer. He owns the technology consulting firm, Flywheel Lab in Brooklyn, NY.


Floor Grootenhuis and Joel Murphy are among 3,000 New York City-based artists to receive $5,000 through the City Artist Corps Grants program, presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre.

Additionally this work is made possible by the generous support of the Jayne Raper Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Hunter College, New York and Dr. Jan and Frederique Grootenhuis. 


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