Microphone

Dimensions variable, microphone head measures 4 1/3 x 3 x 3 in.

In "Microphone", Lozano-Hemmer uses a vintage 1930s microphone that has been equipped with a loudspeaker. If a visitor speaks into the microphone, it reacts by playing what it has recorded from previous visitors. The effect is disconcerting, as if the technical device itself were answering and staging a dialogue.

"Time-Lapse", Site Santa Fe, Sante Fe, New Mexcio, United States, 2012.

"Recorders", Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, 2011 - 2012.

"Rewriting Worlds": The 4th Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia, 2011.

"Recorders", Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom, 2010 - 2011.

"Intensif-Station", K21 Ständehaus, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf , Germany, 2010 - 2011.

"Recorders", Edith Russ Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany, 2008.

"LOOP '08", Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Catalonia Ramblas Hotel, Barcelona, Spain, 2008.

"The Art of Participation: 1950 to now", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, United States, 2008 (version of 20).

"Maquinas y Almas - Souls and Machines", Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain, 2008 (version of 20).

"Rafael Lozano-Hemmer", Haunch of Venison, London, United Kingdom, 2008.

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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