LATIDOS
 

It is the third monographic exhibition on the biometric artwork of the Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.

 

07.02.2020 – 16.08.2020

LATIDOS
 

It is the third monographic exhibition on the biometric artwork of the Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.

 

07.02.2020 – 16.08.2020

RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer was born in Mexico City in 1967. He was the first artist to officially represent Mexico at the Venice Biennale with Algunas cosas pasan más veces que todo el tiempo (Some Things Happen More Often Than All of the Time). Pulse is his third monographic exhibition in Mexico City.

Lozano-Hemmer develops interactive installations that are at the intersection of architecture and performance art. His main interest is in creating platforms for public participation, by using technologies applied to art in order to reflect, question and dialog about relevant actuality themes.

His large-scale interactive installations have been commissioned for events such as the Millennium Celebrations in Mexico City (1999), the Cultural Capital of Europe in Rotterdam (2001), the UN World Summit of Cities in Lyon (2003), the opening of the YCAM Center in Japan (2003), the memorial for the Tlatelolco Student Massacre in Mexico City (2008), the Winter Olympics in Vancouver (2010), and the pre-opening exhibition of the Guggenheim in Abu Dhabi (2015).

Recently the subject of solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the MUAC Museum in Mexico City, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. He has also shown at Art Biennials and Triennials in Havana, Istanbul, Kochi, Liverpool, Montréal, Moscow, New Orleans, Seville, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. Collections holding his work include the MoMA (New York), Tate (London), AGO (Toronto), Jumex (Mexico City), DAROS (Zurich), Borusan Contemporary (Istambul), MUAC (Mexico City), 21st Century Museum of Art (Kanazawa), MAC (Montreal) and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), to mention some.

He has received several recognitions like two BAFTA British Academy Awards for Interactive Art in London, a Golden Nica at the Prix Ars Electronica in Austria, an International Bauhaus Award in Dessau, the title of Compagnon des Arts et des Lettres du Québec in Québec. He has lectured at Princeton, Harvard, UC Berkeley, MIT MediaLab, Guggenheim Museum, LA MOCA, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Cornell and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others.

He lives in Montreal, Canada where he has his studio.

To learn more about Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and his work visit www.lozano-hemmer.com/

RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER. PULSE

Pulse is the third monographic exhibition on the biometric artwork of the Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (following the Beall Center in Los Angeles in 2010 and Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC in 2018).

Encompassing four major installations that use heart rate sensors to drive kinetic and audio visual responses, the show misuses technologies of identification and determination to create connective experiences that take on an architectural scale. In Pulse the vital signs of the public are registered and recorded as repetitive sequences that are visualized as flashing lights, panning soundscapes, waves in ripple tanks, haptic feedback and animated fingerprints.

At the core of each artwork, a sensor detects the biometric signature of each participant. This “portrait” or “snapshot” of the visitor’s intimate electrical activity then gets added to a live archive of other recordings, creating a landscape of syncopated audiovisuals that represent a large group of participants, delivering the individual’s data into a field of collective readings. The emergence of complex non-linear patterns of syncopation, synchronicity and resonance is evident in all the projects and is reminiscent of the minimalist music of Conlon Nancarrow, Glenn Branca or Steve Reich, for example, where repetitive patterns that are slightly oset each other create a grander and ebullient aural phenomenon.

The new telepresence installation Remote Pulse does not record the heartbeats but instead transmits them across the network between two identical interactive stations where a participant can feel the heartbeat of the other and vice versa.

The piece was originally presented as part of Lozano-Hemmer’s Border Tuner installation across the US-Mexico border, with one station in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and the other in El Paso, Texas. In this exhibition, stations are interconnected between and the Museo Amparo of Puebla.

< Arte Abierto > presents Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Latidos, which will be open to the public at Espacio Arte Abierto, floor 2 of the architectural complex Artz Pedregal (Jardín Arte Abierto) from February 7th to August 16th, 2020.

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. HERE IS A LINK FOR A VIRTUAL VISIT OF LATIDOS GUIDED BY RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER.

RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer was born in Mexico City in 1967. He was the first artist to officially represent Mexico at the Venice Biennale with Algunas cosas pasan más veces que todo el tiempo (Some Things Happen More Often Than All of the Time). Pulse is his third monographic exhibition in Mexico City.

Lozano-Hemmer develops interactive installations that are at the intersection of architecture and performance art. His main interest is in creating platforms for public participation, by using technologies applied to art in order to reflect, question and dialog about relevant actuality themes.

His large-scale interactive installations have been commissioned for events such as the Millennium Celebrations in Mexico City (1999), the Cultural Capital of Europe in Rotterdam (2001), the UN World Summit of Cities in Lyon (2003), the opening of the YCAM Center in Japan (2003), the memorial for the Tlatelolco Student Massacre in Mexico City (2008), the Winter Olympics in Vancouver (2010), and the pre-opening exhibition of the Guggenheim in Abu Dhabi (2015).

Recently the subject of solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the MUAC Museum in Mexico City, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. He has also shown at Art Biennials and Triennials in Havana, Istanbul, Kochi, Liverpool, Montréal, Moscow, New Orleans, Seville, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. Collections holding his work include the MoMA (New York), Tate (London), AGO (Toronto), Jumex (Mexico City), DAROS (Zurich), Borusan Contemporary (Istambul), MUAC (Mexico City), 21st Century Museum of Art (Kanazawa), MAC (Montreal) and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), to mention some.

He has received several recognitions like two BAFTA British Academy Awards for Interactive Art in London, a Golden Nica at the Prix Ars Electronica in Austria, an International Bauhaus Award in Dessau, the title of Compagnon des Arts et des Lettres du Québec in Québec. He has lectured at Princeton, Harvard, UC Berkeley, MIT MediaLab, Guggenheim Museum, LA MOCA, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Cornell and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others.

He lives in Montreal, Canada where he has his studio.

To learn more about Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and his work visit www.lozano-hemmer.com/

RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER. PULSE

Pulse is the third monographic exhibition on the biometric artwork of the Mexican artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (following the Beall Center in Los Angeles in 2010 and Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC in 2018).

Encompassing four major installations that use heart rate sensors to drive kinetic and audio visual responses, the show misuses technologies of identification and determination to create connective experiences that take on an architectural scale. In Pulse the vital signs of the public are registered and recorded as repetitive sequences that are visualized as flashing lights, panning soundscapes, waves in ripple tanks, haptic feedback and animated fingerprints.

At the core of each artwork, a sensor detects the biometric signature of each participant. This “portrait” or “snapshot” of the visitor’s intimate electrical activity then gets added to a live archive of other recordings, creating a landscape of syncopated audiovisuals that represent a large group of participants, delivering the individual’s data into a field of collective readings. The emergence of complex non-linear patterns of syncopation, synchronicity and resonance is evident in all the projects and is reminiscent of the minimalist music of Conlon Nancarrow, Glenn Branca or Steve Reich, for example, where repetitive patterns that are slightly oset each other create a grander and ebullient aural phenomenon.

The new telepresence installation Remote Pulse does not record the heartbeats but instead transmits them across the network between two identical interactive stations where a participant can feel the heartbeat of the other and vice versa.

The piece was originally presented as part of Lozano-Hemmer’s Border Tuner installation across the US-Mexico border, with one station in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and the other in El Paso, Texas. In this exhibition, stations are interconnected between and the Museo Amparo of Puebla.

< Arte Abierto > presents Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Latidos, which will be open to the public at Espacio Arte Abierto, floor 2 of the architectural complex Artz Pedregal (Jardín Arte Abierto) from February 7th to August 16th, 2020.

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. HERE IS A LINK FOR A VIRTUAL VISIT OF LATIDOS GUIDED BY RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER.