At this free event for educators, Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer will discuss his piece This Year’s Midnight (Shadow Box 5), recently acquired by the NCMA. This work and Lozano-Hemmer's Pulse Index are featured in the temporary exhibition 0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art, on view at the NCMA through August 11. Using technologies such as robotics and computerized surveillance, Lozano-Hemmer manipulates, often with the help of viewers, synchronized light and shadow to create large kinetic displays. Registration required. Limited to 30 educators.
Image: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, The Year’s Midnight, 2011, HD plasma screen, computer, camera, and face-tracking and fluid-dynamic software, 55 x 31 1/2 x 4 3/4 in., North Carolina Museum of Art, Purchased with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hanes in honor of Dr. Emily Farnham and Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans, and with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina State Art Society (Robert F. Phifer Bequest), by exchange, © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VEGAP, Madrid; Photo: Antimodular Research