Joshua McGarvey,

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The artist wants to highlight the ability of humans to synchronize heartbeats. Participants are invited to wear a harness that allows them to feel the heartbeat of the person sitting across from them and vice versa. Stare into the eyes of the person across from you, match breathing, and feel the presence of another.

Joshua McGarvey received his BFA and MA from Ball State University before completing an MFA at the University of Minnesota. McGarvey was a 2015 Art(ist)s On The Verge Fellow, received a 2017 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, and was a 2018 Jerome Emerging Artist Fellow.


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Joshua McGarvey
(b.) Louisville, KY
(works) Minneapolis
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