Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Recorders

 A Review in Rhyme

The MCA this summer,
reopens some of their doors,
to an exhibition that could not be better –
or funner for that matter –
than Rafael Lozano-Hemmer.
With lightglobes that pulse
to your heart beat;
and a seismoscope which draws
to the the vibrations of your feet;
the exhibition is not only to look and see,
but full of touch and feel and audiences’ creativity.
However –
With scanners that copy your bag’s contents;
and video cameras which record the way you prance;
And fingertip scanners like at American airports;
‘Recorders’ is an exhibition to challenge your thoughts.
Is our culture of surveillance something to fear?
Or something to play with; to open up and into peer?
Go along to the exhibition (it’s free, mon ami) to judge it for yourself,
record some memories and distort one’s self.
Listen to the voices of visitors long gone,
and leave a message for the ones yet to come.
Be part of the artwork
and you may be surprised
to experience yourself back
through a machine’s eyes.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Recorders
MCA, Sydney
16th December 2011 – 12th February 2012