Exhibition Opening
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer:
with Guillermo Gómez-Peña

Gray Area is pleased to present TECHS-MECHS, a new survey of ten works by renowned media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.

Celebrate the opening of the exhibition on March 16 with a performative reading of the manifesto Tech-illa Sunrise by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and eminent performance artist and anti-border activist Guillermo Gómez-Peña. Then come dance under the glimmering lights of Pulse Topology as Lozano-Hemmer presents a tropical gothic, cumbia, sit-hop dance party as DJ Tacostán.

TECHS-MECHS Exhibition Opening: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Guillermo Gómez-Peña

Thursday, March 16, 2023
7:00pm - 11:00pm

7:00PM - Doors Open
7:30PM - Opening Remarks
7:50PM - Tech-illa Sunrise Performance
9:00PM - DJ Tacostán on the track for tropical gothic, Blaxican, Sit-Hop stylings

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Spanning immersive installations, kinetic sculptures, generative animations, and large-scale shadow theaters, TECHS-MECHS presents canonical works from the artist’s oeuvre alongside a rich chronology of technological cultural history in the artist’s native Mexico.

At the heart of this landmark exhibition is the West Coast premiere of “Pulse Topology” (2021), a monumental, participatory installation that represents the culmination of Lozano-Hemmer’s most celebrated series of works activated by the human pulse, previously shown to great acclaim in Canada, Brazil, Switzerland and other countries. Composed of three thousand suspended light bulbs, each glimmering to the heartbeat of a different participant, the installation creates an immersive chorus of light and sound inspired by the classic Mexican film “Macario” (1960). This exhibition also marks the North American premiere of “Recurrent First Dream” (2022), a generative animation made from the feminist, rationalist poem “Primero Sueño” written by the seventeenth-century Mexican writer Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.



This event is graciously supported by the Délégation générale du Québec.

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