Ricky van Broekhoven (NL)

Hybrid Heart

The elementary beat of the heart is our life indicator. It is the sound of the engine that keeps us alive. Hybrid Heart is a machine that is driven by the user’s heart rate. He/ she is confronted with the personal life sound and challenged to affect the heart rate by controlling the machine.

Sound designer Ricky van Broekhoven created Hybrid Heart. Inspired by hidden phenomena that define sound, shape and space, van Broekhoven adapts natural forces and processes to make sound vibration observable. In his laboratory workshop/ sound studio he engineers prototype tools and devices that help him creating unique objects and immersive environments.

Hybrid Heart is part of the Sensory Gym.



De Klokkenmakers, Mauritz Seerden, Quintus Glerum, Tijmen Meijer and Suriya Siero (AKV|St.Joost Breda).