6th September – 13th October 2012
Mexican-Candian digital media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer has opened his fourth solo show at bitforms gallery, New York City; Voice Array.
Lozano-Hemmer is known for creating interactive pieces, and the eponymous exhibit requires audience participation in order to succeed. Voice Array asks visitors to record their voices, which are then translated into a group light display via flashing LEDs. Each participant’s voice forms a unique pattern. Watch the video below to see how Voice Array works:
‘Last Breath’ captures people at the gallery entrance. Playing on his love of robotics, Lozano-Hemmer has created a biometric portrait of Cuban singer Omara Portuondo, which breathes and sighs at the typical frequency of a resting adult. A small screen shows Portuondo breathing into the device. The installation plays on the idea of immortality; Portuondo’s breath is stored and circulated between a bellows and a paper bag, a process that can in theory go on forever.
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‘Voice Array’ by Lozano-Hemmer
bitforms, 529 West 20th Street, New York City 10011
Opening times: Tues-Sat: 11am – 6pm
by Jennie Gillions