Swarms, Robots and Postnature
Artist Talk | So Kanno
The exhibition project presents research based artistic positions on swarm behaviour, questioning the traditional concept of “nature” and explores the interface of the biological and the machine. As part of our online program the exhibiting artist So Kanno gives an insight in his artistic research and practice.
So Kanno combines design and computer science with digital art and has been working extensively on robotic systems and swarm robotics in recent years. Lasermice is a swarm robotics system consisting of 60 small robots inspired by the synchronous behaviour of insects such as fireflies. Normally, a swarm’s network is invisible, but in this case, these robots create a visible network using laser-light photodetector communication. Thus, they create a rhythm, acoustically perceptible through electronic magnets, that is constantly changing. The updated version Lasermice Dyad, also follows the idea of making natural phenomena artificially visible, and features even more parameters.
Related to the exhibition SWARM, ROBOTS AND POSTNATURE
30 April 2021, 8 pm – Virtual Vernissage
6 May 2021, 8 pm – Online artist talk with So Kanno
20 May 2021, 8 pm – Online artist talk with Käthe Wenzel
3 June 2021, 8 pm – Online artist talk with Sofia Crespo