Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Pulse Park, Relational Architecture 14 by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Photo: James Ewing.

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.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.

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Rendering of Voice Bridge by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.

The performances, views, opinions and positions expressed by participants of this artwork are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions of ArtPrize, its partners or funders.

LOZANO-HEMMER’S PAST WORK

  • Voice Tunnel by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Photo: James Ewing.
  • Voice Tunnel by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Photo: James Ewing.

All photos courtesy of the artist.