Bifurcation
Bifurcation

Projection: 68.9 x 48 in; Wall mount: 28.4 x 17.3 x 11.8 in

"Bifurcation" is the second installation from Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s "Shadow Object" series of works, which feature objects with animated, alien shadows.

"Bifurcation" is a small Y-shaped branch, similar to a dowsing rod, which is suspended from a transparent thread and moves with the wind and a small motor. Projected on the wall behind the branch is its shadow - only you can see the entire tree from where the branch came. As the branch rotates so does the shadow of the tree, creating the illusion of completion.

Art Basel 43, Galería OMR, Basel, Switzerland, 2012.

Art Hong Kong Fair, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, bitforms gallery, Hong Kong, China, 2012.

"Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: X no es la nueva Y", Galería OMR, Mexico City, México, 2012.

About Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Electronic artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's public art installations combine technology, architecture, and performance using devices like robotics, projections, and cell phones. He constructs "temporary anti-monuments for alien agency," as in Pulse Tank (2008), in which heart rate sensors send ripples across the surface of water, or the Guggenheim's 2009 installation Levels of Nothingness, which allowed people to speak into a computer that linked voice traits to colors that were projected across the room. His Vectorial Elevation (1999), in which 800,000 participants created searchlight sculptures above Mexico City, may well be the world's largest interactive artwork ever.

Mexican, b. 1967, Mexico City, Mexico, based in Mexico City, Mexico

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2015
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Lapsus Lumen, bitforms gallery, New York
2015
E-Merge, Arsenal Montréal+Toronto, Montreal
2012
2008
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse Park, Madison Square Park, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Lapsus Lumen, bitforms gallery, New York
2014
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Obra Sonora, Carroll / Fletcher, London
2012
2008
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse Park, Madison Square Park, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
Memory Burn, bitforms gallery, New York
2015
E-Merge, Arsenal Montréal+Toronto, Montreal
2014
Pencil / Line / Eraser, Carroll / Fletcher, London
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