Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, ‘Voice Array’, 2011, bitforms gallery
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, ‘Voice Array’, 2011, bitforms gallery
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, ‘Voice Array’, 2011, bitforms gallery

Dimensions variable (up to 32 ft / 10 m of wall space)

"Voice Array" is a construction for vocal improvisation that uses blinking LEDs and a customized intercom system of audio playback and recording. Capturing hundreds of voices and translating each one into a series of light flashes, the piece stores a unique pattern as a loop in the first light of the array, until the next participant speaks into the intercom. Each new recording is pushed along its long horizontal band of LEDs, as sounds of the voices gradually accumulate. When the first voice reaches the other side of the piece, the participant’s phrase is once again released as sound, punctuated by the staggering pulsation of all the lights in tandem. The ever-changing voices stored by the piece play back through a directional speaker, during moments of less activity.

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"Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Voice Array", bitforms gallery, New York, NY, United States, 2012.

Copenhagen Art Festival, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012.

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

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

2014
Carroll / Fletcher, 
London ,
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Obra Sonora

Group Shows

2016
Carroll / Fletcher, 
London ,
LOOKING AT ONE THING AND THINKING OF SOMETHING ELSE
2015
2014
Carroll / Fletcher, 
London ,
Pencil / Line / Eraser
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