The Power Plant

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Wed May 30 2007

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

In association with Pulse Front, the ethereal light sculpture that will activate Toronto’s skyline from 1–10 June, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer discusses the ideas behind his work. Working against the growing homogeneity of globalization, Lozano-Hemmer’s work depends upon public participation. The light beams of Pulse Front are activated by sensors that read the heart rates of passersby. A Mexican/Canadian artist based in Montreal, Lozano-Hemmer has exhibited internationally for over fifteen years, and has been commissioned to make work for such events as Cultural Capital of Europe in Rotterdam (2001) and the Expansion of the European Union in Dublin (2004).