Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, ‘Homographies’, 2006, bitforms gallery

An interactive installation featuring 144 robotic fluorescent light fixtures controlled by 7 computerized surveillance systems. As people walk under the piece, the light tubes rotate to create labyrinthine patterns of light that are "paths" or "corridors" between them. In Homographies the "vanishing point" is not architectural, but rather connective, i.e. it is determined by who is there at any given time and varies accordingly. This gives a reconfigurable light-space that is based on flow, on motion, on lines of sight,— an intended contrast to the modernist grid that currently organizes the court.

Dimensions variable.

Series: Subsculpture 7

"Field Conditions", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, United States, 2012 - 2013.

"Sculpture as time", Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2010.

"Floating Artworks", TD Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2007.

"Art Basel Unlimited" - Art 38 Basel Fair, OMR Gallery, Guy Bärtschi and bitforms gallery, Basel, Switzerland, 2007.

"Zones of Contact", Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2006.

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

Solo Shows

Carroll / Fletcher, 
London ,
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Obra Sonora

Group Shows

Carroll / Fletcher, 
London ,
Carroll / Fletcher, 
London ,
Pencil / Line / Eraser
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