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NEW MEDIA FALL LECTURE SERIES OPENS WITH ELECTRONIC ARTIST RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER

Date Released: 8/30/2006

The Purchase College New Media Fall Lecture Series opens with “Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Antimonuments and Subsculptures,” September 6 at 6:30 PM in the Neuberger Museum of Art. The lecture is free and open to the public. Lozano-Hemmer is a Mexican-Canadian electronic artist who develops large-scale interactive installations in public spaces, usually deploying new technologies and custom-made physical interfaces.

Purchase College is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY.

Using robotics, projections, sound, internet and cell-phone links, sensors and other devices, Lozano-Hemmer’s installations aim to provide “temporary antimonuments for alien agency.” His work has been commissioned for events such as the Millennium Celebrations in Mexico City, the Cultural Capital of Europe in Rotterdam, the United Nations World Summit of Cities in Lyon, the opening of the Yamaguchi Centre for Art and Media in Japan, and the Expansion of the European Union in Dublin. His work is in private and public contemporary art collections such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Jumex collection in Mexico and the Daros Foundation in Zürich.

The series is co-hosted by the New Media program and the Neuberger Museum of Art.