Metrónomos

A kinetic installation consisting of eight inverted nooses, which move slightly according to the rhythm of various global statistics on human rights violations. Commissioned for Mexico’s Memory and Tolerance Museum, the sculptures are presented on pedestals, arranged in a semi-circle. The frequency in which each noose, or metronome, sways depends on the statistic that each one represents: the number of forced displacements or deportations, acts of torture, cruelty and sexual violence, crimes against the environment, among others. Each noose contains the heartbreaking rhythm of a different scale, in order to materialize, symbolically, the frequency in which human rights are violated. Together, they create a chorus of sculptures activated by statistical data.

This installation is preceded by the artwork “Sway” made in 2016 and is part of Lozano-Hemmer’s interest in materializing data.

General info

Spanish name:
Metrónomos
French name:
Métronomes
Year of creation:
2018
Dimensions:
10 x 6 x 3 metres

Exhibitions


Credits

  • Programming and Hardware - Stephan Schulz
  • Sculpture - Carolina Murillo-Morales
  • Production Assistance - Jessica Blanchet, Karine Charbonneau, Pierre Fournier, Fred Monast, Jean-Philippe Pierre-Louis