Norfolk, 23 April 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The event features an interactive video-projection created by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer for the occasion of the Virginia Arts Festival. This event curated by the Chrysler Museum of Art is scheduled from 19 to 28 April 2013.
“Airborne” transforms an exterior wall of about 557sqm into a romantic shadow projector. Participants are thus invited to project their shadows on the wall. These shadows are controlled by surveillance systems programmed on computers, puffing smoke from the shadows. Moreover, through the puffs of smoke, poetry describing the effects of shadows and lights can be seen.
Artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer was born in Mexico in 1967. He now lives and works in Montreal, Canada. His interactive installations explore the interdependences between architecture, electronics and art performance. He is particularly interested in art creation with public participation. The artist was commissioned in order to create installations throughout the world, from Mexico to Dublin, including Vancouver, Rotterdam and New York. He is the first artist to have officially represented Mexico at the Venice Biennale.