Louis Philippe Demers, Bill Vorn: The Frenchman Lake

  • ©, Louis Philippe Demers and Bill Vorn, The Frenchman Lake

Artist Statement:


    The work is an ecosystem composed of sensitive and expressive cybernetic organisms, a hybrid between nature and the artificial, addressing the level of simulacra to implant artificial life. The installation is comprised of a network-society of sixteen submarine robotic units coexisting in a common basin around which viewers can circulate freely. Each organism is composed of a pneumatic actuator, a speaker, a light source and sensing device. The choice of an aquatic environment comes from the quest to recreate unusual habitats using robotics organisms, a space which also acts as a catalyst of new possibilities for sound and light diffusion.