analog interactive installation / kinetic sculpture / post-digital drawing machine


10th - 19th November 2017

Théâtre du Manège
Rue de la Croix BP 105 - Maubeuge, France

Named after 19th century English mathematician, Ada Lovelace, ADA is a self-forming artwork and post-industrial “creature”, resembling a molecular hybrid from nano biotechnology. Filled up with helium and spiked with charcoals, the membrane-like globe floats freely in each room it is located and leave marks on the walls, ceilings and floors. It is meant to be a movement to experience visually, like a computer that generates unforeseeable output after receiving a command. > more

VIA Festival
31st edition is an international and interdisciplinary festival of theater, dance and music.> more

SMART FACTORY, une fabrique d’oeuvres d’art
An exhibition organized in partnership with Le Tetris in Le Havre and the International Biennial of Digital Arts (NEMO).
The history of art is intimately linked to technological progress. As early as the 19th century, Ada Lovelace imagined machines capable of poetic creation. Jean Tinguely created his own series of ‘artist’ machines in the 1950s. Today, algorithms are everywhere and tools for creation have integrated forms of artificial intelligence.
Some head-spinning questions are thus being asked: can artistic production be ‘programed’ to respond to predictable criteria on the market? Are machines also capable of creativity or even sensitivity, as Philip K. Dick’s science fiction suggests? Will machines even replace artists one day?
The Smart Factory exhibition curated/thought up by Charles Carcopino, tackles these questions via installations illustrating the creative process but concealing the artists’ presence. Spectators are given the role of muse, their presence influencing the art being created.

Adresse Théâtre Royal / Grand Place,
7000 Mons, Belgium

Adresse Théâtre du Manège / Rue de la Croix
59600 Maubeuge , France

Opening Night: 10th March 2016, 7pm
Exhibition: 10th - 20th March 2016

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