Voice Bridge by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Photo: Bryan Esler.
Lozano-Hemmer develops interactive installations that live at the intersection of architecture and performance art. For Project 1 by ArtPrize, he will create a new site-specific installation called Voice Bridge. Along the handrails of Grand Rapids’ iconic Blue Bridge — a pedestrian bridge which connects the East and West sides of downtown over the Grand River — you’ll find speakers and 400 lights that shine on the footpath of the bridge. You’ll control the intensity of each light by speaking into the intercoms at each end of the bridge and recording a message. Once recorded, your message will play back as a loop — jumping from speaker to speaker across the bridge as more messages are recorded.
For a complete audio description of Lozano-Hemmer’s work, provided by DisArt, listen below.