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Apr 19, 2013. - Apr 28, 2013.

Airborne

By Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

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Come join the fun at the Virginia Arts Festival Green, at Charlotte and Bank Streets, thanks to the interactive installation Airborne by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Click image to enlarge.
 

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Shown above, there's an interesting center line built into the projection that allows for creative possibilities. Shown below, even a professional news photographer had to include a little fun with his assignment.

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The Chrysler Museum Roadshow presents an interactive outdoor art installation as part of the Virginia Arts FestivalAirborne by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.

This interactive installation transforms a blank wall into a towering shadow play that changes as viewers move. As participants project their shadows on the wall, computerized monitors map the outlines of their shadows to video projections of bellowing smoke. The smoke, in turn, rearranges projected poetry and turns it into vanishing clouds of text.

Airborne will be on view April 19–28 from 8-11 p.m. at the VAF Festival Green at Bank and Charlotte streets in downtown Norfolk.

Come dance with shadows! It's free.
 

Previous Installations by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

All imagery courtesy of the artist. For more information, visit www.lozano-hemmer.com.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer installation picture

Body Movies

In Body Movies, thousands of photographic portraits taken on the host city streets were shown using robotically controlled projectors. The portraits only appeared inside the projected shadows of the passers-by.

More from the artist's website
YouTube video.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer installation picture

Frequency & Volume

In Frequency and Volume, participants could tune in and listen to different radio frequencies by using their own projected shadows. The bigger the shadow, the higher the volume.

More from the artist's website
YouTube Video.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer installation picture

Pulse Park

In Pulse Park, the intensity of a matrix of light beams shining over Madison Square Park was modulated by a sensor that measured the heart rate of participants.

More from the artist's website
YouTube Video.