Electronic artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer to flood Trafalgar Square, November 2008

August 14th, 2008

Under Scan, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Relational Architecture 11, Lincoln London via Lozano-Hemmer

Electronic artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s interactive installation ‘Underscan’ will be exhibited at Trafalgar Square, London from November 14th to 23rd. Well known for his large scale installations across the continents, ‘Under Scan’ claims to be the world’s largest interactive installation. The artist has been awarded £35,000 by Arts Council England’s Grants for the arts program. This year, more Lozano-Hemmer’s public art projects will be available on view in Madison Square Park, New York and Tlatelolco, Mexico City. He is also commissioned to participate in Channel 4’s The Big Art project.

There is a light that never goes out [Guardian]
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer [Haunch of Venison]
Under Scan in Trafalgar Square: Arts Council England announce support for a large scale public art installation [Art Council England]
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Official Website

Under Scan, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Relational Architecture 11, Biennale di Venezia, Italy 2007 via Lozano-Hemmer

In previous works, Lozano-Hemmer dealt with relationship between individuals and their presence within the spatial and technological environment. He states that:

“…the shadow is a very intuitive device – one that is expressive and that has a vast vocabulary of interaction, thanks to both the personal experience that everyone has with their shadow and the sophisticated shadow puppet traditions that are found in most cultures….In our age of surveillance, globalisation, and urban homogenisation, I believe there is the need to re link people to their surroundings.”

Under Scan, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Relational Architecture 11, BNottingham, UK via Lozano-Hemmer