Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, ‘Bifurcation’, 2012, bitforms gallery
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, ‘Bifurcation’, 2012, bitforms gallery

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