Jul
14
1999
<em>Vectorial Elevation</em>
 

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Vectorial Elevation, 1999-2000
From the series Relational Architecture 4
Robotic searchlights, custom software, computer, internet access
Dimensions variable
Installation view at the Basque Museum of Contemporary Art, Artium Square, Vitoria-Gasteiz in 2002
Photo courtesy David Quintas

An interactive art project originally designed to celebrate the arrival of the year 2000 in Mexico City’s Zócalo Square. The website www.alzado.net allowed anyone to design immense light sculptures over the historic center of the city, using an online 3D interface. The designs were rendered by 18 robotic searchlights placed around the square; these lights could be seen from a 15Km radius. A personalized web page was made for every participant with comments, stats and virtual and real images of their design from three perspectives.

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