Sunday, November 30, 2008

N / S / E / W

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is a Mexican born artist who graduated from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada with a B.Sc in Physical Chemistry. He is an electronic artist who develops mainly large scale interactive installations in public spaces. Lozano-Hemmer uses robotics, Internet and mobile phone links, sound and sensors to create his pieces.

His instillation 'Homographies' is an interactive installation that uses 144 robotic light fixtures that are controlled by 7 computerised surveillance systems. The piece works on the premise that the vanishing point is not architectural, it's connective.

This means the piece is determined by who is in the space at any given time and as a result of this changes accordingly. The fluorescent lights rotate as people walk under them, this creates patterns of light that are 'paths' or 'corridors'


Anonymous said...

I was sighty freaked out by watching that as it was filmed at AGNSW and I was there for the Biennale and so was Stephen. spent more time looking at the people in the video than the actual light installation in case one of us popped up. Stephen had two exhibitions at AGNSW when he was alive but his major retrospective was at the MCA in 2007

Green of Eye, Sharp of Claw said...

NurseM, I'm sorry if this has brought back memories for you.A type of candid camera situation? I'm in the midst of looking into Stephens stuff,and am finding what i've see thus far really interesting. Blog Hugs to you

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