The Hirshhorn’s largest interactive technology exhibition to date features three major installations from Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pulse series. The show will be the DC debut for the Mexican-Canadian artist, who is known for blurring the lines between art, technology, and design. Lozano-Hemmer will fill the Museum’s entire Second Level with immersive environments that use heart-rate sensors to create kinetic and audiovisual experiences from visitors’ own biometric data. At a time when biometry is used increasingly for identification and control, this data constitutes a new way of representing both anonymity and community.

On the eve of opening Pulse, join Lozano-Hemmer for a riveting artist lecture about using technology and art to create platforms for public participation.

6 pm: Exhibition preview of Pulse for all program attendees.

6:30 pm: Doors to the Auditorium open.

Come early for pre-program happy hour with Dolcezza Coffee & Gelato.

We encourage you to arrive early. Ring Auditorium seating is limited. Any open seats may be released to walk-up visitors 10 minutes before the program.