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Atmospheric Memory: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Family Tour

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I hope the project makes the atmosphere tangible so that it’s no longer seen as something neutral or invisible that we take for granted. It is something complex, beautiful and irreversible.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Internationally renowned artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer has created the immersive art and science exhibition Atmospheric MemoryInternal link icon.

During his guided tour designed for high-school aged children and their families, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer will lead audiences through the rooms of Atmospheric Memory and engage with their responses to the work.

Exploring the lasting impact of the words we speak and ways to visualise words and sounds, children and adults alike can experiment with unique art experiences, including a fountain that writes voices in mid-air and a 3,000 channel sound installation.


Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is a media artist working with ideas from architecture and performance. He was the first artist to officially represent Mexico at the Venice Biennale with a monographic exhibition in 2007. He has also shown at Biennials such as Havana, Istanbul, Kochi, Liverpool, Mercosul, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. Lozano-Hemmer has been the subject of 75 solo exhibitions worldwide, including recently a major show at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, the inaugural show at the AmorePacific Museum in Seoul and a mid-career retrospective co-produced by the MAC in Montréal and SFMOMA. In 2019 his interactive installation Border Tuner connected people across the US-Mexico border using bridges of light controlled by the voices of participants.



On Gadigal land

Powerhouse Ultimo
500 Harris St
Ultimo NSW 2007

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Adults $30, Concession $20
Ticket includes entry to Atmospheric Memory

12 August 2023


We encourage visitors with accessibility requirements to contact us via or (02) 9217 0222 for help in planning your visit. We accept Companion Cards.

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Atmospheric Memory proudly supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW Blockbusters Funding initiative

Commission Acknowledgement

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Science and Industry Museum (UK), FutureEverything, ELEKTRA / Arsenal Contemporary Art, Montreal and Carolina Performing Arts - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Originally produced by Manchester International Festival with FutureEverything and Science and Industry Museum (UK).

Major Projector Sponsor

Funded by the Government of Canada

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