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Meet Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, the artist turning your heart into thoughtful art

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is a Mexican-Canadian artist whose art is always changing -- because it depends on you. He makes these big, interactive installations that require you to physically do something.
(Rafael Lozano-Hemmer)
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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is a Mexican-Canadian artist whose art is always changing -- because it depends on you. He makes these big, interactive installations that require you to physically do something.

Walk around. Empty your pockets. Speak into a microphone. The art needs you to participate. It needs to record you. Or else it doesn't exist.

Lozano-Hemmer's used people's voices, movements and even Facebook friends in his art. And now, he is asking his viewers to share one of the most intimate parts of themselves: He wants you to share your heartbeat. 

 Raphael Lozano-Hemmer joins Tom Power to talk about his new Pulse exhibit, which is currently showing at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. You'll find it there until April 28th.  

(Rafael Lozano-Hemmer)
(Rafael Lozano-Hemmer)

Produced by Vanessa Greco

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