Atmospheric Memory: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Science and Industry Museum, Manchester, North West, United Kingdom

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 17:00

Atmospheric Memory– a major new commission by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer – will be unveiled at the Science and Industry Museum on 6 July as part of Manchester International Festival. 

At once a daring artwork and a sensory performance that immerses visitors in an ever-changing audio-visual environment, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s breathtaking installation scours the atmosphere for the voicesof our past. Inspired by computing pioneer Charles Babbage’s 180-year-old proposal that the air is a ‘vast library’ holding every word ever spoken, Atmospheric Memoryasks: was Babbage right? Can we rewind the movement of the air to recreate long- lost voices? And if so, whose would we want to hear?


Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
United Kingdom
North West
Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4FP
Part of: 
04 July 2019 to 21 July 2019

MIF19 - Manchester International Festival 2019