/ Aquatic robotic installation/ 2010 - 2013
Vessels is a robotic installation consisting of large groups of autonomous water vehicles. With roughly 50 individuals in a population, the robotic agents interact with each other and their environment to form a simple ecosystem. Their collective, emergent behaviour resembles the social interactions in a community of living creatures. Observers may empathize with the robots’ behaviours, ascribe intentions and motivations to their actions, and/or draw correlations between the group dynamic and unseen characteristics of their milieu.
/ site-specific underwater installation/ 2013
Plasmosis is a site-specific, underwater, artificial life installation. It was installed at the marina of Carleton-sur-Mer (Quebec, Canada) during the Summer 2013. An artificial entity, it interacts in the aquatic environment through multiple sensors, adapting over time to the different natural movements that surround it. The work is thus as a passageway between two worlds: that of air, and that of water. Situated at the point of phase change between liquid and gas, it allows the visitor to exist for a time between these two worlds, to assess their shape, density, temporality and limits. It raises questions about our relationship to the maritime area and its ecosystems.
/ Large-scale performance/installation/ 2012
N_Polytope: Behaviors in Light and Sound After Iannis Xenakis is a spectacular light and sound performance-installation combining cutting edge lighting, lasers, sound, sensing and machine learning software inspired by composer Iannis Xenakis’s radical 1960s-1970s works named Polytopes (from the Greek ‘poly’, many and ‘topos’, space). As large scale, immersive architectural environments that made the indeterminate and chaotic patterns and behaviour of natural phenomena experiential through the temporal dynamics of light and the spatial dynamics of sound, the Polytopes still to this day are relatively unknown but were far ahead of their time. N_Polytope is based on the attempt to both re-imagine Xenakis’ work with probabilistic/stochastic systems with new techniques as well as to explore how these techniques can exemplify our own historical moment of extreme instability.