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Rafael Lozano-­‐Hemmer: Exploring Mexican Identity in Interactive Media

Uriega Gutierrez, Rosalba (2014) Rafael Lozano-­‐Hemmer: Exploring Mexican Identity in Interactive Media. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Uriega Gutierrez, Rosalba
Abstract:

Rafael Lozano-­‐Hemmer’s work is renowned for challenging the boundaries of media technology through the creation of experimental platforms that combine technology and performance. His approach often involves a playful aspect, which compels audiences to participate in public projects that rethink the uses of technology and reconsider communal relationships. Although his interactive-­‐digital artworks may be perceived as merely entertaining or spectacular, they also bear deeper meanings about the artist’s Mexican heritage that have so far been overlooked by critics. In this MRP, I analyze three of Lozano-­ Hemmer’s artworks – Sandbox (2010), Nave Solar (2011), and Loud Voice (2008) – to elaborate on how they comment on specific social, political and spiritual issues endemic to Mexican history and identity.

Date: April 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rafael Lozano-­‐Hemmer, boundaries of media technology, experimental platforms, technology and performance, playful communal relationships, interactive-­‐digital artworks
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2014 20:26
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 17:02
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/172

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