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Lucy Bullivant gives a talk about Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's work in The Curve, Barbican, where the artist's Frequency and Volume installation is on display to 18 Jan 2009. Tickets are free. Please arrive early to ensure a seat.

More information on the Barbican website.

Working at the crossroads between architecture, sculpture and performance, the Mexico-born, Canada-based artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is well known for developing large-scale installations in public spaces. His work encourages both social interaction and audience participation through the deployment of new technologies. The artist's immersive environments are at the forefront of artistic experimentation with new media, and regularly focus on political issues of surveillance and information ownership.

For his first solo UK exhibition in a public gallery, Lozano-Hemmer transforms The Curve into an immense interactive environment. Frequency and Volume is composed of 48 radios, which can potentially all be tuned to different channels simultaneously. The 90-metre long arc of the gallery wall becomes a visual and sonic representation of London's radio spectrum, constantly changing according to the physical position of its visitors.