Live Arts Interviews Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Creator Of “OPEN AIR”

Live Arts Interviews Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Creator Of “OPEN AIR”

Artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer addressing an audience
Photo James Ewing © 2012 for Association for Public Art

Live Arts (5/24/12)

Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, our co-presenter of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s OPEN AIR, interviews the artist about his interactive public art installation for Philadelphia. During the festival between September 20th and October 14th, OPEN AIR will animate the night sky with roving searchlights that are activated through participants’ voices and GPS positions.

Click here for the interview!

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by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (b. 1967)

Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 21st and 24th Streets

Inspired by Philadelphia’s rich tradition of democracy and respect for free speech, “OPEN AIR” transformed Philadelphia’s night sky with 24 powerful robotic searchlights that were directed by participants’ voices and GPS locations.

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