An Evening with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

An Evening with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

A Visions and Voices Signature Event

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 : 7:00pm

Bovard Auditorium

Admission is free. RSVP required.

Organized by Visions and Voices. Co-sponsored by the USC Fisher Museum of Art and the USC Roski School of Fine Arts.

The extraordinary work of internationally acclaimed electronic artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is engaging, provocative and beautiful. Born in Mexico City and living in Montreal, Lozano-Hemmer develops large-scale interactive installations in public space, usually deploying new technologies and custom-made physical interfaces. Using robotics, projections, sound, Internet and cell-phone links, sensors and other devices, his installations aim to provide, in his words, “temporary anti-monuments for alien agency.”

His kinetic sculpture, responsive environments, video installations and photography have been shown in more than 30 countries, and his work has been commissioned for such events as the United Nations’ World Summit of Cities in Lyon (2003), the celebration of the expansion of the European Union in Dublin (2004), the 40th anniversary of the Tlatelolco student massacre in Mexico City (2008) and the Vancouver Olympics (2010). In a dynamic multimedia presentation, Lozano-Hemmer will discuss his award-winning work and the exciting possibilities for using art and technology to explore humanity and create community.

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