Friday, May 1, 2009

#696... Shadows THEME DAY

This image was ORIGINALLY posted on 9 March 2008 body movies and is worthy of repeat as a delightful take on shadows, created by the movement of people really enjoying themselvs and having fun. The shadow like images are projected on the wall of Te Papa .. The Museum of New Zealand.

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You make the art.
Playful, communal, carnivalesque. Body Movies, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's larger-than-life, award-winning installation, is at the crossroads of technology and performance. Hundreds of photo portraits taken on the streets of New Zealand, mixed with those taken from other cities where the work has been shown, is projected onto the Cable Street fa├žade of Te Papa. Bright lights placed at ground level completely wash out the portraits. As passers-by walk into the area their silhouettes are thrown onto the building, revealing the portraits underneath.You can match or animate the portraits depending on where you stand or what you do.

Lozano-Hemmer calls his projects "relational architecture" and stages them in response to a "crisis of urban self-representation". Representing Mexico for its debut at the 2007 Venice Biennale, Rafael's work has been shown in more than two dozen cities and has won numerous awards, including a Prix Ars Electronica and two BAFTAs.Inspired by surveillance equipment and robotics, Lozano-Hemmer surrenders control of the work to you. Animate the portraits, make shadow-play, interact with fellow onlookers – and take back the city.
Playful, communal and carnivalesque,

10 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent shadows and composition for theme day. well done!

Jilly said...

Whoa! I missed this the first time around. Too right it's well worth showing again. Great image.

Sakiwi said...

Excellent shadow!

Uma por Dia said...

Hahahah
Quite original!
I love it!

Mo said...

Definitely worthy of a second posting

lv2scpbk said...

This is a neat photo. Great pick for theme day.

Hilary said...

I like this photo very much. The crowd look like they're having a ball! Great view.

JM said...

Fntastic shadows!

Marie-Noyale said...

The biggest shadows so far!!!

Glennis said...

Very interesting, I haven't seen this, maybe next time I am in Wellington.