Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

 

presented by bitforms gallery

 

 

Born 1967 in Mexico City, Mexico

Lives and works in Montréal and Madrid, Spain

 

 

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is known for creating large-scale interactive installations in public spaces throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Using robotics, custom software, projections, internet links, cell phones, sensors, LEDs, cameras, tracking systems, and often employing vanguard technologies, his “Antimonuments” challenge traditional notions of site-specificity, and instead focus on the idea of creating relationship-specific work through connective interfaces. His smaller-scale “Subsculptures” and his work in photography, video, and installation explore themes of surveillance, perception, and deception. Since his emergence in the 1990s, Lozano-Hemmer has mixed the disparate fields of digital media, robotics, medical science, performance art, and lived experience into interactive artworks. 

 

 

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, The Company of Colours, 2009, Shadow Box 9, High resolution interactive display with built-in computerized surveillance system, 104,5 x 80 x 12 cm
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