Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, ‘Bifurcation, Shadow Object 2 ’, 2012, Baró Galeria
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, ‘Bifurcation, Shadow Object 2 ’, 2012, Baró Galeria

Description - A small Y-shaped branch, similar to a divining rod, is suspended from a thread and moves with the air flow and with a small motor. Projected on the wall behind the branch is its shadow, allowing you to see the entire tree from where the branch came. Bifurcation is the second installation in the “Shadow Object” series of works, inspired by Octavio Paz and Bioy Casares, among others, who insisted that absence and presence are not opposites.
Dimensions - projection: 175 cm x 122 cm - equipment: 25.4 cm x 34.5cm x 71 cm (HxWxL) - equipment weight: 12 kg - crate dimensions: 82 cm x 45 cm x 35.5 cm.
Available for large scale projection, e.g. 4 x 6 m

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