Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, ‘Pulse Tank’, 2008, bitforms gallery
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, ‘Pulse Tank’, 2008, bitforms gallery

"Pulse Tank" records the heartbeats of viewers. Their pulses reverberate through the water as ripples, radiating outwards from the source and illuminated on the surrounding walls. The vital signs of up to 5 people can be simultaneously detected, creating turbulent patterns in the water.

"Pulse Show", Beall Center, University of California, Irvine, California, United States, 2010 - 2011.

"Recent works", Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva, Switzerland, 2009.

"Prospect.1, New Orleans Bienniale", NOMA Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 2008.

"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