October 2 - October 31
Under the Gardiner at Exhibition Place
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday-Friday: 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
- Saturday-Sunday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Marking The Bentway’s inaugural collaboration with neighbouring Exhibition Place, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pulse Topology will take over a massive, enclosed storage chamber nestled beneath the Gardiner Expressway, inviting the public to discover a striking, industrial part of the city for the first time.
An array of 3,000 lights will create a landscape of upside-down mountains and valleys suspended from the interior of the space and, using touchless biometric technology, will react in real-time to the pulse of visitors’ heartbeats. The artwork will change and evolve with every visit, offering a unique sensory experience.
In the spirit of accessibility, tickets are pay-what-you-can (PWYC) with a suggested contribution of $5 and no minimum fee.
The installation requires dim lighting and includes pulsating lights – please keep this in mind if you are sensitive to light fluctuations.
COVID-19 protocols will be in effect, including mandatory face coverings, physical distancing, and limited group sizes, to ensure a safe experience.
In accordance with the Provincial mandate and The Bentway’s policies, attendees of Pulse Topology, aged 12 years or older before the end of 2021, will need to be fully vaccinated (i.e. one dose of a single vaccine series or two doses of a double vaccine series approved by Health Canada, plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID, unless deemed exempt for a medical reason.
Unvaccinated attendees with a valid medical exemption will be required to provide printed proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen or PCR test taken within 48 hours of arriving at the venue, as well as a doctor’s note indicating the medical exemption, prior to entering the venue.
Children under 12 who are ineligible for vaccination are able to come to the event.
The Bentway aims to ensure that our art and public programs are as accessible as possible. If you require accessibility accommodations please contact us directly by email or phone.
About Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is a media artist who resides in Montreal and works at the intersection of architecture and performance art. As audiences interact with his work, their participation is recorded and added to a collection that plays back in real-time, creating a collective portrait of a community. Pulse Topology is the culmination of his series of interactive installations that have been presented around the World, including the Venice Biennale, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, MONA Museum in Australia, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and MUAC Museum in Mexico City.