<em>Tape Recorders</em>

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Tape Recorders, 2011
Subsculpture 14
20 motorized measuring tapes, tracking systems, computers, cameras, thermal printer, custom-made hardware and software
Dimensions variable
Edition of 3
Installation view at the MCA Sydney, 2011

Two rows of motorized measuring tapes record the amount of time that visitors stay in the installation. As a computerized tracking system detects the presence of a person, the closest measuring tape starts to project upwards. When the tape reaches around 3m high it crashes and recoils back. Each hour, the system prints the total number of minutes spent by the sum of all visitors.

Commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

Photo by Arnel Rodriquez

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