Analysis Of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer born in Mexico City in 1967 which was the beginning of financial decline for Mexico. His parents were owners of a nightclub and most interested in the cultural environment of Mexico. Rafael says this is why he has interest in audio, it stems from his parents. His grandfather who Rafael describes as a failed chemist intrigued Rafael enough to go to school at Concordia University in Canada where he studied Physical Chemistry. Although he has a degree in Chemistry, he later realized that his interest is in the creative part of Chemistry which needs much more training than he received. Rafael has stated that he has great interest in Philosophy the study of the mind, reality, existence and values. His interest
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Lozano-Hemmer bonds the Mexican and Austria cultures through architecture and society with the use of audio and visual. He focusses on the façade of the Habsburg Castle with an illuminated hand, which uncovers images from the interior Habsburg home in Mexico. During Rafael extravaganza of light and sound he features a headdress from the Mexican culture is in a museum around the world from where it came from. Expressing that we embrace the riches from other cultures, but; yet we need to realize that they have stolen. With lively Mexican music he offers a barter for Austrian riches or at least recognition of the cultural…show more content…
A website collects the letters produced either by phone or computer. These messages are distributed to 20 lights placed above an arts center in Japan until it is caught. The interaction and demonstration is more random than Vertical Elevation however it involves spectators on location to participate to alter their live experience. As we have learned this is important to the artist. Rafael states, “There is no catharsis, no build-up, no narrative…the piece is better compared to a water fountain in a public square than to a son et lumière show.” (Lozano-Hemmer, Amodal

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