Rafael Lozano-Hemmer «Vectorial Elevation» 2000-04.
O'Connell Street, Dublin, EU Expansion 2004.
Place Bellecour, Lyon, Fête des Lumières 2003.
Artium Square, Vitoria, Basque Country 2002.
Zócalo Square, Mexico City 1999-2000.
Vectorial Elevation is an interactive art project originally conducted to celebrate the arrival of the year 2000 in Mexico City's Zócalo Square. The website www.alzado.net allowed anyone to orchestrate immense light sculptures over the historic centre of the city, rendered by 18 robotic searchlights placed around the square. These lights could be seen from a 15Km radius.
A personalized web page was made for every participant with comments, stats and virtual and real images of their design from three perspectives. In Mexico 800,000 people from 89 countries participated. The project was later shown for the opening of the Basque Museum of Contemporary Art in Vitoria (300,000 participants), at the fête des Lumières in Lyon (600,000 participants), and for the EU expansion celebrations in Dublin (520,000 participants).