Galeria OMR

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Galeria OMR, a Mexico City gallery representing several prominent and emerging Mexican and international contemporary artists, is a participating exhibitor in this years Armory Show at Pier 94. The gallery, which represents Mexican and Canadian electronic artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, whose work is represented above, is showing several interactive works including a piece by the artist composed of a video sensor and LED screen, similar to previous works such as Third Person, Close Up, and Blow Up. The artist works with sophisticated technological media, often incorporating performance art and relational architecture.

In 2008, the artist produced Pulse Park, an interactive installation experience which took place in New York City at Madison Square Park. By measuring the systolic and diastolic activity of participants and viewers, Pulse Park manifested as a series of light beams capable of a range of lighting intensity. This intensity was manipulated by the viewers’ vital signs as this public space was lit by a constant flux of biometric rhythms.

Galeria OMR is located in the Colonia Roma district of Mexico City and is currently showing photographs by German artist Candida Hofer until the end of March.