SerendiCity: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer – Biometric Theatre

Xiqu Centre Studio


An immersive exhibition featuring artworks that make tangible human bio-signatures


Biometric Theatre is an immersive exhibition featuring seven interactive audio-visual installations by acclaimed artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. The works on view make individual biological signatures tangible and embodied, approaching the human body not as the receiver of stimuli but as an integral part of the artwork itself.


Using technologies to capture heartbeats, fingerprints, body heat and movements, Lozano-Hemmer creates intimate human landscapes. In Biometric Theatre, data is consensually crowdsourced, presenting an opportunity for such information to be used towards poetic and participatory ends, and allowing participants to witness the transformation of their personal signatures into connective, albeit ephemeral, works of art.


Biometric Theatre is Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. It includes the Asian premiere of his acclaimed large-scale installation Pulse Topology (2021), a kinetic landscape of pulsating light bulbs and sounds reflecting the rhythm of visitor heartbeats.


Biometric Theatre also includes the following works:
Thermal Drift (2022)
Hormonium (2022)
Vocal Folds (2019)
Pulse Index (2010)
Glories of Accounting (2005)
Surface Tension (1992)


Biometric Theatre is presented as part of SerendiCity – a media arts festival showcasing new perspectives on art, urban environments, people and technology.



Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China 25th Anniversary



Creative Tomorrow

This programme is part of "Creative Tomorrow" exclusively sponsored by
The Hong Kong Jockey Club.


Exclusive Sponsor:

The Hong Kong Jockey Club


Produced by:


Factory International


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