|Title||Heart of the Matter|
Heart of the Matter explores the impact that heart transplant can have on a recipient’s sense of self as a bounded and unique individual. In the installation, individual accounts of the experience of heart transplant are juxtaposed with personal narratives of intimate relationships, where a parallel leaking of boundaries occurs in the interdependent affiliation between self and other. The stories, which emerge from a series of simple felt jackets, are activated as visitors approach. As more people enter the space, the eight individual stories are overlaid to form a web of interconnected testimonies about the effects of a physical or emotional change of heart - it's often difficult to distinguish between the two.
|Keywords||heart transplant; narrative; sound installation; interactive|
|Place of publication||London|
|Web address (URL)||https://vimeo.com/99147055 and https://www.alexawright.com/heart-of-the-matter|