Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s beautifully resonant interactive media installation swaths the central lounge of New Frontier with images of the warm, breathing flesh of its visitors. Pulse Index records the heart rates and fingerprints of participants and exhibits them in a beautiful Fibonacci pattern. Place your finger into the custom-made sensor, and your fingerprint appears on the largest cell of the display, pulsating to your heartbeat. Your print then travels down the sequence to join those of all the others who have visited the room, immersing the community space with the radiant glow of the human touch. - S. F.
About the Director
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer was born in Mexico City in 1967. As an electronic artist, he develops interactive installations that are at the intersection of architecture and performance art. His work has been commissioned for events ranging from the millennium celebrations in Mexico City (1999) to the fiftieth anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2009) and the Winter Olympics in Vancouver (2010). His kinetic sculptures, responsive environments, video installations, and photographs have been shown in museums in four dozen countries.
Cast and Credits
Director: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Antimodular Research Production Team: Conroy Badger, Stephan Schulz, David Lemieux, Guillaume Tremblay, Karine Charbonneau, Julie Bourgeois, Susie Ramsay, Pierre Fournier.
Principal Cast: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.
Contact: Julie Bourgeois / Production manager, Antimodular Inc. / firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel. +1 (514) 597-0917
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