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La maison sensible (ou La maison empathique)
The Sensitive House

Interactive Installation


Scenocosme (Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt)
In collaboration with Lola and Yukao Meet (Lola Ajima & Yukao Nagemi) : www.lolaandyukaomeet.com

 

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La maison sensible is an interactive installation that augments the physical space and the relationship between an onlooker and a fragile and subtle environment.

We use different types of discrete sensors to transform the walls, the furniture, the floor of an exhibition room staged as a living room, into delicate, sensible, sensitive, and reactive interfaces.

The idea is to create a work that will be revealed if the viewer enters the space being attentive and empathic to what is going on. It develops into a visual and auditive environment that mirrors the body by revealing an interactive audiovisual organic space on which spectators leave footprints experienced as scars by the physical room.

The floor and walls of this room are made up of hundreds of thousands of fragile video-projected particles. They are all quiet and nicely ordered when the room is empty and silent. Only a slight breathing motion is perceptible. They slowly and gently draw mesmerizing figures.

 

Interactive scenario

The visual and sound environment is produced in response to different types of behavior of the spectators. Each surface is sensitive: walls, floor, and furniture reveal shades and sound environments that evolve with the qualities of interactions.

If visitors interact with sensitivity and gentleness, the room responds by engaging in respectful dialogue through harmonious sounds. If the activity becomes too noisy, the room reaches the limits of its empathic behavior, and the sound withdraws and fades.

When a viewer enters the space and talks loudly, or stamps her feet on the floor, or by touching the furnitures in a non-respectful way, these particles are panicking, and repel each other like clouds of microorganisms in stress. They then seek refuge in the periphery of the room and wait for the room to be again calm and quiet.

On the contrary, if the viewer enters with respect in the room and tries to establish a dialogue by gently touching, tickling, or stroking furniture or walls, these particles reveal other facets of their temper.

If viewers have abrupt responses, the work will freeze in a state of fear or anger. With overly violent actions, the particles disappear. But if they offer him attention, listening, the installation then reveals delicate and soothing soundscapes. When everything becomes quiet, the space is progressively repopulated. When the room is empty, the space has a breathing activity, stable, quiet, almost like sleeping/meditating.

We wish to create a work capable of physical behaviors that can induce sensitive and caring behavior among spectators. This work will raise awareness of psychology and personality of inhabited areas, of the traces we leave on the world around us. La maison sensible proposes to go beyond our daily agitated, anxious, or impatient behaviors related to medias or technology. The purpose is to allow visitors to take time to communicate deeply with the installation, and stimulate their capacity to listen, and feel empathy for a room.



Grant : Région Rhône-Alpes [SCAN] Soutien à la Création Artistique Numérique
Partner : Le château éphémère / Fabrique sonore & numérique - Carrières-sous-Poissy / AADN - Arts et Cultures Numériques - Lyon





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Abbaye de l’Escaladieu / Horizons numériques - Bonnemazon (FR)





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Palais Abdellia / E-Fest / Digital Arts Festival - Tunis (Tunisia)













Abbaye de l’Escaladieu / Horizons numériques - Bonnemazon (FR)

















Mirage festival / Art et cultures numériques - Lyon (Fr)
Techno Fiction / Le Lavoir Public / Videophonic AADN











Galerija SC / Festival Showroom of Contemporary Sound - Zagreb (Croatia)







Previous exhibitions of Maison sensible


Festival Les Composites - Compiègne (Fr)
Espace Jean Legendre
07/03/2017 - 02/04/2017 : www.espacejeanlegendre.com/composites.aspx

Centre culturel Le Safran - Amiens (Fr)
Safra'Numériques - festival d'art numérique
Curator : Didier Ringalle
07/02/2017 - 11/02/2017 :

Musée de Millau et des Grands Causses - Millau (Fr)
06/17/2016 - 12/09/2016 : www.museedemillau.fr

Festival Showroom of Contemporary Sound - Zagreb (Croatia)
Galerija SC
Institut Francais
05/05/2016 - 07/05/2016 : http://izlog.sczg.hr

Mirage festival / Art et cultures numériques - Lyon (Fr)
Techno Fiction
03/03/2016 - 04/03/2016 : www.miragefestival.com

Le Lavoir Public / Videophonic AADN - Lyon (Fr)
01/03/2016 - 01/03/2016 : www.aadn.org - www.lelavoirpublic.fr

E-Fest/ Digital Arts Festival - Tunis (Tunisia)
Palais Abdellia
Surface Sensible - Curator : Afif Riahi
03/10/2015 - 08/10/2015 : www.lefest.org

Abbaye de l’Escaladieu - Bonnemazon (Fr)
Horizons numériques
05/09/2015 - 06/09/2015 : www.abbaye-escaladieu.com

Le château éphémère / Fabrique sonore & numérique - Carrières-sous-Poissy (Fr)
Résidence de création
16/02/2015 - 27/02/2015 : www.chateauephemere.org

Scenocosme : Gregory Lasserre & Anais met den Ancxt - www.scenocosme.com