Category Archives: Biennale 2007

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Mexican Pavilion, 2nd video

Wavefunction by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, premiered at the Venice Biennale from June to November 2007. An array of chairs that move up and down electromechanically, responding to the presence of the public by creating waves that propagate over the exhibition room. Higher resolution version available at

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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Mexican Pavilion

Pulse Room by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, premiered at Plataforma exhibition in Puebla, 2006, and shown at the Venice Biennale 2007. A sensor records the pulse of the public and converts it into light flashes shown by incandescent light bulbs. At any given time the room shows the heartbeat of the 100 most recent participants.

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Sam Taylor-Wood, Ukrainian Pavilion

An interview with the artist in front of her work:

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The narrative of Leda and the Swan was of particular interest during the Italian Renaissance;  a few examples follow.  Please read the comments to this post…and add you comment.

Cesare da Sesto (after Leonardo), 1505-10:


Correggio, 1531-32:


Ammanati, mid-16th c.: