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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
"Pan-Anthem" is an interactive sound installation where the national anthem of every country in the World plays back on a movable speaker that is magnetically attached to a large wall. The speakers are precisely arranged to visualize national statistics: population, GDP, area, number of women in parliament, GINI, year of independence, HDI and so on. For example, when the work is configured to show military spending per capita, on the far left of the wall the public can hear the anthems of countries without military forces like Costa Rica, Iceland and Andorra while at the far right they can hear Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States, which spend more than $2,000 per person per year. If no one is in the exhibition room all the speakers are silent, but as a visitor approaches a particular set of speakers these start playing automatically, creating a positional panoramic playback of anthems associated to similar statistics. View Details.

Sean Duggan Blog: The Return [Canon 5D] December 8, 2006 (click in the image for a larger version) This is not a double exposure, nor a digital collage. It is a single exposure made looking in through a window combining the items behind the glaass and the reflections on the outside of the glass. One of the reasons I am posting this (apart from the fact that I think it's a very cool image with a lot of potential meanings swirling around) is to float the idea that you don't necessarily have to use multiple images in order to create what appears to be a multiple image collage. If the window in question is near where you live, then you can take the time to study the scene and note at what time of the day the reflections are the best. Of course, if you still shoot with film cameras, then planned double-exposures (or multiple exposures) can still be made the old-fashioned way.

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