Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Krzysztof Wodiczko
Zoom Pavillion, 2015
Projectors, infrared cameras, robotic zoom cameras, computers, IR illuminators, Ethernet switch, HDMI, USB extenders and cables
Edition of 3
Zoom Pavillion marks the first collaboration between artists Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Krzysztof Wodiczko. It was originally conceived for the Architecture Biennale in Beijing but only realized for Lozano-Hemmer’s solo exhibition in Mexico City’s MUAC Museum. These artists’ practices often involves transformation of an existing built environment using projection technologies to “augment” the site with alternative histories, connections, or public relationships. The term “projection mapping” is now used often to describe techniques that Wodiczko was already deploying over thirty years ago. Meanwhile, Lozano-Hemmer’s contribution to the field in the past twenty years has been to develop ways to make mapped projections interactive with the general public. This piece emphasizes the temporary construction of connective space in relation to predatory technologies of detection and control.