Listening Forest

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer “Remote Pulse”, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Crystal Bridges)


Crystal Bridges’ North Forest has come to life with a new outdoor, nighttime experience with the installation of Listening Forest by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. The Listening Forest will be open until Jan. 1, 2023.


The Listening Forest uses light, sound and projections for an interactive experience as guests walk through the woods. Eight immersive installations are featured in this exhibit, with each installation activated by heart rate, body, voice and movements. In bringing together art and technology, this exhibit takes place in a natural setting and creates poetic, shared experiences while featuring a soundtrack composed by Scanner – also known as Robin Rimbaud – who is an electronic musician. Guests can control 20-foot-tall stick figures made of light, leave a voice recording ( Which will be added to a chorus of voice messages left by past visitors) and more.


Listening Forest

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer “Pulse Topology,” 2021. (Photo courtesy of Crystal Bridges)



On Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights, tickets will be $22 for adults, $15 for adult members, $10 for youth (7-years-old to 18-years-old), $7 for youth members and free for kids 6-years-old and younger. On Friday and Saturday nights, tickets are priced at $27 for adults, $20 for adult members, $15 for youth (7-years-old to 18-years-old), $12 for youth members and free for kids 6-years-old and younger.


Rafael Lozano–Hemmer Summon Simulation 2022, Antimodular Studio
(Photo courtesy of Crystal Bridges)



The Listening Forest will be closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. While walk-up tickets are available as long as the exhibit is not at capacity, advanced tickets are prefered, according to the Crystal Bridges website. Walk-up tickets are $5 extra for each category.



Listening Forest

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Arkansas Text Stream Simulation, 2022, Antimodular Studio. (Photo courtesy of Crystal Bridges)



Lozano-Hemmer creates platforms for public participation using technologies like robotic lights, digital fountains, computer vision, artificial intelligence and telematic networks. As an award-winning media artist, Lozano-Hemmer is originally from Mexico City and has had his work commissioned by the Vancouver Olympics, collected by a variety of museums including MoMA, Hirshhorn,Tate and SFMOMA in addition to his exhibited art in biennials in Venice, Sydney, New Orleans, Shanghai and Singapore, along with others. In the past two years, the artist was a subject of nine solo exhibitions worldwide.


Listening Forest



For more information about Lozano-Hemmer, click here, and to learn more about The Listening Forest or to buy tickets, visit Crystal Bridges’ website.


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