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“OPEN AIR” in the News

Participants along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway look out on "OPEN AIR" by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer from Eakins Oval
Photo James Ewing © 2012 for Association for Public Art

Coverage of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s OPEN AIR (2012) has been featured in news outlets from around the world including 6abc, WHYY, BBC, The Washington Post, NPR’s Science Friday blog, and more.

Commissioned by the Association for Public Art, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s OPEN AIR was a world-premiere interactive light installation for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway that ran nightly from September 20 – October 14, 2012. The artwork transformed Philadelphia’s night sky with 24 powerful robotic searchlights that were directed by participants’ voices and GPS locations.

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OPEN AIR

(2012)

by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (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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