Make Out, Plasma Version
Make Out, Plasma Version
Make Out, Plasma Version
Make Out, Plasma Version
Make Out, Plasma Version

"Make Out" is an interactive installation that shows 2,400 internet videos of couples looking at each other: as soon as someone stands in front of them the couples begin to kiss. The massive array of make-out sessions continues as a wave that radiates outwards from the location of the passer-by--as he or she moves away all the kissing ends. The collector or curator can choose what proportion of the videos are man-woman, woman-woman or man-man. The plasma version can use any number of high definition plasmas to cover a very large area.

Dimensions variable, Individual Screen: 28.38 x 47 x 2 in.

installation with 5 screens: 47.5 x 141.25 x 4" / 120.7 x 359 x 10.2 cm

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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