An immersive experience of togetherness by Salima Punjani Inspired by the current global pandemic, The Cost of Entry is a Heartbeat is a 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. Learn more about the artist here — Choose your experience: 7pm, 1:30pm – Live meditation facilitated by the artist 8:30pm, 3pm – Meditation recorded by the artist Live ASL Interpretation must be booked 48 hours in advance: November 3,6 for the 7pm event and November 6 for the 1:30pm event — Accessibility • 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. — In line with the BC Gov’t order, proof of vaccination is required to enter the studio. Masks are required for all guests. This is an in-person, public event. Strict sanitization and distancing protocols will be in place. You can read the full Lobe Safety Plan here.