Anna Landa is an artist based in New York City and San Francisco whose more recent work draws inspiration from the intersection of art and science. She creates two-dimensional works and installations reflecting her preoccupation with questions concerning the idea of self, time, and mortality.
On display at the Academy of Science’s NightLife event will be a new rendition of her sound installation “The Fear”. Inspired by research observing a fixed number of heartbeats in all mammals, the piece incorporates her own recorded heartbeat in an attempt to quantify human life’s finite nature and bring the notion of mortality to the forefront of consciousness. The exhibit will utilize tactile transducers to convert the audio of the installation into a multi-sensory interactive experience for the viewer.