By Ianis Lallemand – Production of design (2016)

Manœuvres is an experimental device allowing spectators to create intricate light images, by contributing to the self-organization of a physical multi-agent system. Entirely based on analogue components, this project uses a vibrating plate and physically programmed shapes to convert energy into agent movements, which are then translated into visual patterns by means of a light projection.

This project has been developed in collaboration with Olivier Dauchot and the Collective Effects & Soft Matter team at École supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI), and has received support from EnsadLab and PSL Research University, in the context of the SACRe – PSL doctorate in art and design. Publication: Espace Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (June 2016).