Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Remote Pulse

Remote Pulse

ICA Central

Saturday, September 21, 2024 -
Sunday, January 26, 2025


The ICA Central mezzanine will be the site of Rafael LozanoHemmer’s (b. 1967, Mexico City, lives Montreal) celebrated interactive installation, Remote Pulse (2019). Working in collaboration with the Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT), we invite visitors to participate in a crossborder activation.

Using two identical pulsesensing stations connected by the internet, visitors to both ICA Central in Balboa Park and CECUT in Tijuana will be able to feel the pulse of a visitor in the partner location if their hands are placed on the sensors at the same time. Each time a visitor touches the sensors, a light flashes on the companion sensor in the partner location, inviting guests there to feel the sensation of another human’s pulse. The simple gesture of connecting palm to palm, even virtually, is an incredibly powerful reminder of both our shared humanity and the vast inequities of life on the USMexico border.

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Rafael LozanoHemmer, Remote Pulse, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.


This exhibition is supported by the Linda Brandes Foundation.
ICA San Diego Exhibition Support Provided by the City of San Diego, Buttgenbach Foundation, and the Tippett Foundation.



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