Recorders \ Rafael Lozano-Hemme (2010)
Recorders was a solo show from ambitious Mexican-Canadian electronic artist, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, which showcased two world premieres and four UK premieres revealing his ongoing interest in misusing surveillance and biometric technology to create platforms for participation.
At once playful and ominous, his work questions utopian attitudes towards interactivity and virtual identity. He is an anarchic whistleblower of the sophisticated devices that control and construct us today.
The highlight of this solo show was the new commission People on People, which turned the gallery space into one of the world’s most advanced scanners, using high-resolution surveillance cameras and custom-made face recognition software.
People on People was a co-commission between AND and Manchester Art Gallery. Recorders was funded by Northwest Development Agency and Legacy Trust UK.