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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Trackers

The exhibition is conceived as an environment mixing detection technologies and audiovisual explorations in real time. By using "live cameras" and tracking systems, we attempt to materialize computerized surveillance, transforming the technological observation into a tangible form. Far from being a moralizing commentary on the Orwellian character of surveillance devices, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's work presents technology as an inevitable and omnipresent language of globalization. TRACKERS aims to create critical and complicit experiences using ambiguity, alterity, repetition and performance. The visitor, through his presence and behaviour, automatically controls light environments, video recordings, kinetic sculptures and algorithmic animations, that constitute the materials of the exhibition. By perverting surveillance systems through his artistic process, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer makes the visitor an integral part of the work of art, between the seduction of personalization and the violence of predatory control.

"Living matter correlated to symbolic matter, a figure raised to the status of creator, modifying by its very presence the artistic project as well as the work's process. - Paul Ardenne

"It is the viewer that makes the painting" - Marcel Duchamp
Spanish name: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Detectores
First presentation date: September 29th 2011
Type: Museum
Dimensions: The show can be adapted to anywhere between 850 and 2000 square metres
Included projects: Apostasis
Autopoiesis
Bifurcation
Blow Up
Eye Contact
Flatsun
Frequency and Volume
Inspired by Real Events
Last Breath
Make Out
Pulse Index
Reference Flow
Search Detection
Surface Tension
Sustained Coincidence
The Company of Colours
The Year's Midnight
Third Person
Exhibited at: Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012
La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France, 2011
Credits: Conroy Badger, Gideon May, Stephan Schultz, Guillaume Tremblay – Programming and hardware
Karine Charbonneau, Julie Bourgeois, David Lemieux, Pierre Fournier, Susie Ramsay, Boris Dempsey, Sébastien Dallaire, Tyson Parks - Production.
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Apostasis - 2011 - La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
Bifurcation - 2012 - Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Blow Up - 2012 - Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Blow Up - 2011 - La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
Flatsun - 2011 - La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
Frequency and Volume - 2011 - La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
Make Out - 2012 - Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Make Out - 2011 - La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
Surface Tension - 2012 - Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Surface Tension - 2011 - La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
Sustained Coincidence - 2012 - Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Company of Colours - 2011 - La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
The Year's Midnight - 2012 - Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Year's Midnight - 2011 - La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
Third Person - 2012 - Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Third Person - 2011 - La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France

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  • Frèrot, Christine, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Art Nexus, Bogotá´, Colombia, 2012. Text of 2 pages pages. Text of 2 pages.
  • Beauvallet, Eve, Frères Amis, Trois Couleurs, Paris, France, November 2011. Text of 1 page page.
  • Celis, Laura, La Tecnología Encuentra al Arte, La Cultura y las Artes , Mexico City, Mexico, November 2011. Text of 4 pages pages. Text of 4 pages.

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