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November 3, 2021

The Cost of Entry is a Heartbeat - Vancouver Edition

The Cost of Entry is a Heartbeat by Salima Punjani is inspired by the current global pandemic and curiosity about the process of resocialization that will follow it. The fear, doubt, uncertainty and unpredictability associated with the pandemic can be unsettling to our individual and collective nervous systems. Isolation is encouraged or enforced as a way to keep us safe.

This work aims to invite people to take part in a ritual of collective rest and togetherness using heartbeat data as the core connecting element of the piece combined with sounds collected in a number of Budapest’s thermal baths. It is an exploration of what it means to come together again.

This project has been made possible with support from the Canada Council for the Arts.


Live ASL interpretation on November 3rd and November 4th.

  • There are 2 steps up to enter into Lobe Studio
  • There are 2 steps down to access the washroom
  • There is one washroom that is not accessible sized

Please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements and how we can best accommodate you. Contact: Salima Punjani, punjani.salima@gmail.com or 514.770.7867