"Alpha Blend," 2008
Shadow Box 7
high resolution interactive display with built-in computerized surveillance system
31.5 x 41 x 5" / 80 x 104 x 13 cm
edition of 6, 1 AP

"Alpha Blend" is the seventh piece in the Shadow Box series of interactive displays with a built-in computerized tracking system. This piece shows the viewer's presence revealing pictures of people who have recently looked at the work. A game of "reverse puppetry" ensues, where a portrait from the past is animated by a live presence, in a similar perceptual mechanism to the one used in Lozano-Hemmer's public art installation Body Movies.

Video courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery nyc.

To learn more about Lozano-Hemmer's work, please visit:
bit.ly/pSbJgx
bit.ly/HeemCA

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