Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Bifurcation, 2012
Shadow Object 2
Computer, kinect, projector, motor, Arduino processor, metal, fumigated wood
68.9 x 48 in / 175 x 122 cm, projection
28.4 x 17.3 x 11.8 in / 72 x 44 x 30 cm, wall mount
Edition of 6

Bifurcation is the second installation from Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s “Shadow Object” series of works, which feature objects with animated, alien shadows.

Bifurcation is a small Y-shaped branch, similar to a dowsing rod, which is suspended from a transparent thread and moves with the wind and a small motor. Projected on the wall behind the branch is its shadow – only you can see the entire tree from where the branch came. As the branch rotates so does the shadow of the tree, creating the illusion of completion.

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