Shadow Tuner

An animated image of the Earth rotates with its poles parallel to the ground. The Earth is illuminated with ground lights that cast shadows of passers-by, which alternate between 2 and 14 metres of height depending on how far the visitor is from the source of light. As shadows cover different cities, they automatically trigger live, local radio stations from those locations, thus creating a global polyphonic tuning device.

General info

Year of creation:


  • Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Translation Island, Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2023 - 2024.