ByDesign 2020 – MEGALODEMOCRAT: The Public Art of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Sat Mar 21:

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Benjamin Duffield
Canada & Mexico
1h 34m


Acclaimed artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer stages democratic takeover of public spaces with his disruptive pieces that rely almost entirely on public participation. Shot over 10 years in 30 cities around the world, the film provides intimate access to his large-scale interactive creations in locations such as Trafalgar Square in London, the Vancouver Olympics, and New York’s Park Avenue Tunnel, culminating in a piece that crosses the US-Mexico border. Rafael’s work is a rallying point for a disjointed urban population, longing to connect. His art doesn’t discriminate, and all who participate are given a voice: “What I want is for people to feel like their presence has an urban scale and that they have a platform to self-represent…for a little while, people can feel like they own their city.

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1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

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