TECHS-MECHS After Dark
2665 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
arts & culture
What you will experience
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💰 General Admission: Starting at $35 per person (includes your first drink) Buy early to ensure best price!
🗓️ Friday, May 26th
⏰ 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
📍 Gray Area: 2665 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
About the event:
Join us for "Pulse Rhythms," a one-of-a-kind evening event at Gray Area, featuring live techno and house music performances set against the mesmerizing backdrop of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's TECHS-MECHS exhibition.
- Exclusive after-hours access to the TECHS-MECHS exhibition, including the West Coast premiere of "Pulse Topology"
- Enjoy drinks and dance the night away under the glow of a synchronized light installation
TECHS-MECHS is a unique survey of 11 works by media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Spanning immersive installations, kinetic sculptures, generative animations, and massive shadow theaters, the exhibition is rooted in a rich chronology of technological cultural history in the artist’s native Mexico.
Don’t expect the show to be like other San Francisco “immersive art experiences” (à la the overly Instagrammable Museum of Ice Cream or the van Gogh projector show). As Barry Threw, Gray Area’s executive director, told us, "The opening of TECHS-MECHS starts a conversation about who is included in the histories we tell about technology, and who has access to write its future. Gray Area's mission is to demonstrate the unique ability of artists to hold a mirror to society, and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer has been expanding consciousness with the rhetorical power of media art for over 30 years."
As a retrospective, the work exhibited spans about two decades and includes the premieres of some standout pieces. The participatory “Pulse Topology” (2021), where 3,000 dangling LED lights blink the varying rhythms of visitors’ recorded heartbeats, had its West Coast premiere in the main hall of Gray Area — looking like an otherworldly pulsing starry sky over TECHS-MECHS’ opening night audience.
This is a 21+ event.
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