Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Exhibition: "Pulse Spiral"
Jan. 10 – Feb. 25, 2011
Pei Ling Chan Gallery | 322 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Savannah, Ga.
The SCAD exhibitions department presents "Pulse Spiral," an installation by artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. "Pulse Spiral" features an immense hanging sculpture composed of hundreds of light bulbs that illuminate the gallery by responding to visitors' heartbeats. As is signature of Lozano-Hemmer's work, this spectacular piece links technology, often considered cold and impersonal, to an unexpectedly joyful, personal and even spiritual experience.
Held in conjunction with the SCAD the 2011 deFINE ART program
Artist talk: Friday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m., Arnold Hall Auditorium
Reception: Friday, Feb. 25, 5-6:30 p.m., Pei Ling Chan Gallery
- Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer develops installations that are at the intersection of architecture and performance art. He uses technologies like robotics, computerized surveillance and telematic networks to create platforms for public participation. In 2007 he was the first artist to officially represent Mexico at the Venice Biennale with an exhibition at Palazzo Van Axel. He has also shown at Biennials in Sydney, Australia; Liverpool, England; Shanghai, China; Istanbul, Turkey; Seville, Spain; Seoul, Korea; Havana, Cuba; New Orleans; and the forthcoming Singapore Biennale. His public artwork has been commissioned for events such as the Millennium Celebrations in Mexico; the UN World Summit of Cities in Lyon, France; the Expansion of the European Union; the memorial for the Tlatelolco student massacre in Mexico; the 50th anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.