Recorders: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

The exhibition is watching you

New Scientist November 9 2010

"Who will see me, and how long will my image be stored?" you may wonder. No answers are provided. And while interacting with these installations is fun, it is hard to ignore the parallels with the intrusions of security cameras and the feelings of powerlessness that they engender.

Recorders: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Manchester Art Gallery

The Independant November 5 2010

Our own petty lives have been transformed into a theatre of ever shifting electronic possibilities. We feel unnerved, diminished, troubled, excited.


An interactive show with unsettling devices

Financial Times ( September 17 2010

It’s a show that seems, superficially, to be about technology but which makes you acutely conscious of your physicality. But though you may feel awkward, there’s no need to feel shy. The ghosts in these machines are just people.

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: visitor virtuoso

guardian online ( 17 September 2010

Mexican-Canadian electronic artist's exhibition perfectly embodies his idea that the crowd is the key to art

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: 'In order to see something you must give something'

guardian online ( 17 September 2010

Adam Gabbatt meets Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, arguably the world's most famous electronic artist

Artist incorporates biometric data into live exhibits

Wired ( 20 September 2010 

Lozano-Hemmer's overarching focus is on technologies used to record our data but, unlike CCTV, have been given some sort of executive power. His attention is drawn by computers making choices, one example being the border control technologies programmed to scan for (and raise suspicion of) particular ethnic groups in the wake of 9/11.

Audioboo: Jonathan Schofield talks to Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Creative Tourist ( September 16 2010

As the Mexican-Canadian electronic artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer put the finishing touches to his new solo show at Manchester Art Gallery, he took a few minutes to talk to Jonathan Schofield

Recorders: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer @ Manchester Art Gallery

Run Paint Run Run October 11 2010

Recorders reminds you of your humanity, simultaneously evoking your biological uniqueness and your puny organic commonness, like a kindly robotic overlord. This exhibition is delightful, if you are not too serious about art or technology.

Artist's talk

Rafael Lozano Hemmer presenting at the Whitworth Art Gallery
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer delivered an illustrated talk about his work on 18 September 2010. Watch it on Vimeo.

Make It Yourself

Make it yourself
An exhibition of inventive Arduino and DIY electronic-circuitry projects to accompany Recorders: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.