“People on the Fly” by Laurent Mignonneau & Christa Sommerer [fr]
The interactive installation « People on the Fly » by the French artists Laurent Mignonneau and Christa Sommerer will be exhibited during the 5th Large-Scale Urban Media Arts Festival organized by HKADC at K11 Piazza.
When: 18 May - 22 June
Where: K11 Piazza, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
The interactive installation consists of a monitor that shows a swarm of a few thousand flies. When a person positions himself in front of the monitor, the insects builds up the contour of the person. They begin to arrange and rearange themselves continously, thereby creating a recognizable likeness of the individual.
Posing in front of the monitor attracts the flies. Within seconds they invade the face, but even the slightest movement of the head or of parts of the face drives them off. The portraits are thus in constant flux, they construct and deconstruct. Portrait on the Fly is a commentary on our love for making pictures of ourselves (Selfie-Culture), it has to do with change, transience and impermanence.
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