The name Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
still echoes through NYC—after all, it was only a few weeks ago that the Mexican-American tech artist’s Voice Tunnel
turned the Park Avenue Tunnel into an interactive light and sound installation. His newest exhibition, a collateral event of the just-launched 13th Istanbul Biennial, brings the same crowdsourced, interactive excitement to Turkey in an exhibition of new work and old favorites, like his glowing LED Flatsun
, which we’ve been hypnotized by since 2011. In a selection of works all rooted in human life (think beating hearts and vocal chords) look for Voice Array
, Lozano-Hemmer’s blinking LED intercom that captures hundreds of voices and plays them back through flashing white lights; Pulse Index
, which records fingertips and heartbeats and projects them as pulsating, floor-to-ceiling photographs; and Bifurcation
, the Y-shaped branch, suspended from a thread, that hangs before an animated, “alien shadow” of an entire tree.