SerendiCity: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer – Biometric Theatre at Xiqu Centre from 13th February


10th February 2023 – (Hong Kong) 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)

Sunday Performances:
On the afternoons of 19th and 26th February (Sunday), visitors can enjoy two 45-minute live performance sessions with local dancers and musicians improvising in response to the dynamic installation Pulse Topology.

Tsoi Ka-king# (Dance) Instagram
Zhang Qingyi# (Dance) Instagram
Zhang Yutong# (Dance) Instagram
Loisey (Electronics) Instagram
Gill Mok (Percussion) Instagram

19th and 26th February 2023 (Sunday)Set 1 3:00pm–3:45pm
Set 2 4:15pm–5:00pm

#Appearance by kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

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

Date and time

13th February–5th March 2023


Xiqu Centre, Studios 1, 2, 3


Free admission. Advance registration required. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis. On the day of your visit, please present your e-ticket and redeem an admission wristband at the ground floor Reception in the Xiqu Centre before entering the event space.