Rafael Lozano-Hemmer – Make-Out
Mexican, Canadian-based artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is one of the stand out exhibitors at Decode: Digital Design Sensations at the Design Museum Holon in Israel, with ‘Make-Out’, an interactive installation featuring kissing couples. The high resolution display shows 400 internet video clips of people facing each other, as soon as a visitor passes by, the couples located in their shadow begin to kiss.
The array of make-out sessions continues, moving with the visitor, until they depart. Periodically, the screen will show all the couples in the database simultaneously. Although the proportion can be set manually, the default of couples is 50% woman-woman, 30% man-man and 20% woman-man,
a statistically accurate representation of what can be found on the internet.
Decode: Digital Design Sensations is curated by Louise Shannon, Deputy Head of Contemporary Programmes, V&A and Shane Walter, Director of digital arts organisation onedotzero. The exhibition shows the latest developments in digital and interactive design, from small screen based graphics to large-scale installations.
Decode: Digital Design Sensations at the Design Museum Holon is on now until 10 March.