Recorders. The exhibition features 12 recent artworks, including two new works made especially. As a 'crowdsourced' show the content is entirely collected from visitors, using technologies such as heart rate sensors, motion detectors, fingerprint scanners, microphones and face recognition software. "In Recorders artworks hear, see or feel the public" (R. Lozano-Hemmer)
Become part of the art this summer as the MCA presents Australia's first solo exhibition by one of the world’s favourite interactive artists, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, as part of the Sydney International Art Series.
As a 'crowdsourced' show the content is entirely collected from visitors, using technologies such as heart rate sensors, motion detectors, fingerprint scanners, microphones and face recognition software. Your participation brings these critical and poetic digital artworks to life.
Offering an exciting first glimpse at one of the Museum’s refurbished galleries ahead of the opening of the new and expanded MCA in March 2012, this free exhibition features 12 recent artworks, including two new works made especially for Sydney.
You’ll also be able to explore how and why these works were created in a series of talks with the artist, curatorial staff and install team.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (born 1967, Mexico City) is renowned for his ambitious, playful, interactive artworks that are at the intersection of architecture and performance art.
Lozano-Hemmer was the first artist to officially represent Mexico at the Venice Biennale with an exhibition at Palazzo Van Axel in 2007. He has also shown at Biennials in Liverpool, Shanghai, Sydney, Istanbul, Seville, Seoul, Havana, New Orleans, Singapore and Moscow.
His large-scale public artworks have been commissioned for events such as the Millennium Celebrations in Mexico, the UN World Summit of Cities in Lyon, the expansion of the European Union in Dublin, the memorial for the Tlatelolco student massacre in Mexico, the 50th anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
His work is in collections including MoMA, New York; Jumex, Mexico; Daros, Zürich and TATE, London.
"In Recorders artworks hear, see or feel the public; they exhibit awareness and record and replay memories entirely obtained during the show. The works either depend on participation to exist, or predatorily gather information on the public through surveillance and biometric technologies."
Saturday 17 December 2.00 – 3.00pm
MCA Level 3 Galleries
Hear artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer in his only free Sydney talk as he discusses the ideas and processes behind his works in the exhibition Recorders.
Image: Pulse Room (2006), incandescent light bulbs, digital voltage controllers, heart rate sensors, computer, metal stand, custom-made software
Images courtesy and © the artist. Photos: Alejandro Biazquez
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Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
140 George Street The Rocks - Sydney
10am to 5pm daily
Closed 25 Dec (open on 26 Dec 2011)
Admission is free.