Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Close-Up Shadow Box 3 2010, installation view, Recorders, Manchester Art Gallery, UK, 2010-11, high resolution interactive display with built-in computerised surveillance system Image courtesy the artist and Manchester Art Gallery © the artist Photo: Peter Mallet


16 December 2011 to 12 February 2012 – Museum of Contemporary Art

This summer the MCA is delighted to present Australia’s first solo exhibition by one of the world’s favourite interactive artists, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, as part of the Sydney International Art Series. Offering an exciting first glimpse at one of the Museum’s refurbished galleries ahead of the opening of the new and expanded MCA in March 2012, the exhibition features 12 recent artworks, including two new works made especially for Sydney.

Lozano-Hemmer’s highly-interactive and complex digital artworks have attracted international acclaim and his exhibition at the MCA will be no exception. In keeping with the title Recorders, visitors will be encouraged to leave traces of themselves throughout the show, whether it is images of the contents of their pockets, questions they have long wanted answered, the sound of their voice or even their heartbeat! In fact, participation is required to bring the works to life.

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