Critical and Poetic Digital Art

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Media artist working at the intersection of architecture and performance art. He creates platforms for public participation using technologies such as robotic lights, digital fountains, computerized surveillance, media walls.

Border Tuner (2019), a large-scale, participatory installation connecting the cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua through bridges of light and sound,

Three interactive stations on each side of the border will control powerful searchlight beams using a small dial wheel. When lights from any two stations are directed at each other, microphones and speakers automatically switch-on to allow participants to talk with one another, creating cross-border conversations.

​While a diverse schedule of invited guests will open the installation each evening, everybody is welcome to participate for free.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is a media artist who creates platforms for public participation using technologies such as robotic lights, digital fountains, computerized surveillance, media walls, and telematic networks. computerized surveillance, and mapped projections. Situated at the intersection of architecture and performance, his often participatory, public-facing works through his installations, Lozano-Hemmer has examined social and political issues.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer was born in Mexico City, he received a B.Sc. in Physical Chemistry from Concordia University in Montréal, Canada, histories and natural, scientific, and physiological phenomena.

Lozano-Hemmer work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco, Montréal, Mexico City, Seoul, Tate, London, exhibitions worldwide.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer – Border Tuner – Installation.

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