The Able Skin

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

The Able Skin ,
Co-workers & Funding
Co-Worker: Sandra Voets
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"The Able Skin" is a media structure designed by architect Emilio López-Galiacho to hide any emblematic building that is not allowed to have a natural death, that is kept alive artificially through restoration, citation and simulation. A virtual reality installation allows participants to tour the first Able Skin, which covers Palladio's Villa Rotonda. The participant’s motion controls the point of view in the projected environments on the wall and the floor.
  • genres
    • installations
      • interactive installations
      • virtual reality (VR)
  • subjects
    • Arts and Visual Culture
      • architecture
    • Body and Psychology
      • perception
    • History and Memory
      • preservation
Technology & Material
Year of Creation: 1997
Technique: Computers, projector, 3D wireless tracking system, sound system
Dimensions: Variable dimensions.
Keywords: indoor, projection, sound, tracker.