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Reactive matter
"Reactive matter" is a series of interactive behavioural artworks.

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Reactive matter : Voxels structure 002
Interactive light and sound behavioural installation
Programmable material and electronic clay
Scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt



"Voxels structure 002" is a sculptural and interactive work composed of 450 independent cellular robotic structures that are linked together. The bricks of the structure are like voxels with artificial intelligence in a real physical space.

The sculpture reacts like a living organism.

Each electronic cell perceives sounds and reacts according to the intonations of the voices and the duration of the vocalizations. Each of the 450 electronic cells is retroactive. The artwork surface is made of 120 micro-controllers, 120 independent micro-speakers, 120 light sources, 450 x 6 - 2700 serialconnectors .. Etc..

They emit different sound behavioural scenarios, rhythms and bright colors in response to stimuli from audiences and neighbouring cells.
A sound stimulus influences the robotic bases between them, between neighbouring cells, like cooperative living organisms.

The communications become visible with the chase effect light and sonorous shifting inside the structure.

The information is spreading while causing other sounds and colors to appear with certain conditions.
When two informations of the same color energy cross into the same cell, they annihilate themselves.
The self-generation phenomena generated here is inspired by the cellular automatons and algorithmic principles of the "Game of Life" imagined by the mathematician John Horton Conway.


Support and co-production :

Artwork realised with the support of the VERTIGO project as part of the STARTS program of the European Commission, based on technological elements “Programmable Matter” from the research lab FEMTO-ST / CNRS

Soutien : MA scène nationale - Pays de Montbéliard
















































Previous exhibitions of Reactive matter : Voxels Structure 002

Creation january 2021

Pléiades - Festival des arts numériques - Saint-Etienne (Fr)
Espace culturel La Comète : l'Usine
09/11/2021 - 14/11/2021

Atheneum - centre culturel de l'Université de Bourgogne - Dijon (Fr)
11/15/2021 - 15/12/2021

Biennale Arts Sciences / Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté - Besançon (Fr)
"Réseaux - Partout tu tisses"
22/05/2021 - 22/05/2021

Numerica | Pôle Numérique de Bourgogne Franche Comté - Montbéliard (Fr)
MA scène nationale - Pays de Montbéliard
16/04/2021 - 16/04/2021

Numerica | Pôle Numérique de Bourgogne Franche Comté - Montbéliard (Fr)
04/01/2021 - 04/01/2021



Previous talk about Reactive matter

Biennale Arts Sciences / Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté - Besançon (Fr)
"Réseaux - Partout tu tisses"
22/05/2021 - 22/05/2021

Festival Scopitone - Nantes (Fr)
Journée professionnelle Starts
Conférence : Innovation at the nexus of science, technology and the arts
21/09/2018 : www.stereolux.org


Centre Pompidou - Paris (Fr)
Festival Manifeste / IRCAM
Curated by IRCAM and VERTIGO
Conférence Starts Residencies / Science Technology and the ARTS
15/06/2018 : www.centrepompidou.fr, https://manifeste.ircam.fr, www.ircam.fr


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