Life of aquatic creatures dependent on energy from the viewers.

A-Volve

Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau

1993-1994

Play

The installation brings together the virtual and the real worlds, and invites the viewers to use a touch-screen in order to design artificial, fish-like, variously shaped, three-dimensional creatures and to play with them in a real glass pool filled with water. The movements and behaviours of the creatures are determined by their “physical,” user-made shapes, just as their durability and life-span depend on the viewers’ interactions.

A-Volve