Architecture and performance in the work of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer He is a Mexican artist who works at the intersection of architecture and performance.
Lozano-Hemmer creates platforms for public participation using technologies such as robotic lights, digital sources, computerized surveillance, media walls, and telepathic networks.
Inspired by phantasmagoria, carnival, and animatronics, his works of light and shadow are "antimonuments for the alien agency."
Rafael was the first artist to represent Mexico at the Venice Biennale with an exhibition at the Palazzo Van Axel in 2007.
The Mexican has also exhibited in Cuenca, Havana, Istanbul, Kochi, Liverpool, to name just a few cities.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer has won various awards, including two BAFTAs from the British Academy of Interactive Art in London, among others.
Her project Atmosfonia (2019) It consisted of a sound environment with 3 audio channels that are reproduced on custom speakers with LED lights.
The piece was presented in a tunnel in which the recordings gradually change the typology throughout the field of the speakers.
The recordings include sounds of wind, water, fire, ice, more than 200 types of insects, more than 300 types of birds, bells, metronomes, bombs, among others.
This installation investigates the perception of thousands of simultaneous sounds.
Short “Research Stream” video clip. The piece shows clouds of research papers and slowly forms each text line by line. Meanwhile the whole flow of the data cloud varies depending on the point of view of the visitor, tracked by a #realsense.
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