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Rafael Lozano-Hammer (Story)


Did you miss last month’s Educator Afternoon with Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer? Fear not, we videotaped it for you. Listen to this STEAM artist describe his site-specific and gallery-sized works, some of which are featured in our temporary exhibition 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art. Using technologies such as robotics and computerized surveillance, Lozano-Hemmer manipulates, often with the help of viewers, synchronized light and shadow to create large kinetic displays. Works by this amazing artist are real-world models of how science, technology, engineering, art, and math intersect.

Image: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, The Year’s Midnight, 2011, HD plasma screen, computer, camera, and face-tracking and fluid-dynamic software, 55 x 31 1/2 x 4 3/4 in., North Carolina Museum of Art, Purchased with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hanes in honor of Dr. Emily Farnham and Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans, and with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina State Art Society (Robert F. Phifer Bequest), by exchange, © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VEGAP, Madrid; Photo: Antimodular Research