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Scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt
Interactive sculpture installation with sonorous and visual feedback
Scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt

The couple artists Gregory Lasserre and Anais met den Ancxt work under the name Scenocosme. 
These artists overturn various technologies in order to create contemporary artworks. Their works came from possible hybridizations between the technology and living world (plants, stones, water, wood, humans.,..) which meeting points incite them to invent sensitive and poetic languages. Their artworks are exhibited in numerous museums, contemporary art centres and digital art festivals in the world.
They have exhibited their interactive installation artworks at ZKM Karlsruhe Centre for Art and Media (Germany), at Daejeon Museum of Art (Korea), at Museum Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Canada) etc

Reactive matter

Scenocosme aims to approach “Programmable Matter” as a good opportunity to develop new interactive artworks which explore the quality of real and virtual touch, and its various significances. They propose to work links between natural elements and objects with virtual sounds, lights or images. Several questions will light up the development of their work in “Reactive Matter”: what kind of poetic and symbolic relationships the electronic clay can create? How it is possible to build, to sculpt an intuitive and evolutive musical score with blocks? Where each “molecule” could be used in a score model? How is it possible to link several objects together? To create a singular network?  To gather several spectators in a performance?


About this residency

  • Reactive matter
    Besançon, France
    Interactive sculpture installation with sonorous and visual feedback
From April 2, 2017 to Dec. 2, 2018

Producer: Scenocosme
Localization: Besançon, FR

matters   interaction   light   networks   sound  
    Programmable Matter

    In this project, the team will investigate a new smart system made from a hardware component and a software approach that will enable the creation of the basic blocks of programmable matter, a matter made from centimetre-size modules attached together and able to move. The hardware component is a quasi-spherical robot using computationally controlled forces for power distribution, communication, adhesion (latching), and locomotion. The software approach aims to provide a new way of programming such a complex system through a scalable, real-time, efficient, expressive and at the same time safe programming of an ensemble of robots with an emphasis on self-configuration and self-reconfiguration distributed algorithms.

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    Scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt X Scenocosme
    Interactive sculpture installation with sonorous and visual feedback
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    The artwork

    Scenocosme aims to approach “Programmable Matter” as a good opportunity to develop new interactive artworks which explore the quality of real and virtual touch, and its various significances. They propose to work links between natural elements and objects with virtual sounds, lights or images. Several questions will light up the development of their work in “Reactive Matter”: what kind of poetic and symbolic relationships the electronic clay can create? How it is possible to build, to sculpt an intuitive and evolutive musical score with blocks? Where each “molecule” could be used in a score model? How is it possible to link several objects together? To create a singular network?  To gather several spectators in a performance?


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    About the artist
    Scenocosme : Grégory Lasserre & Anaïs met den Ancxt

    The couple artists Gregory Lasserre and Anais met den Ancxt work under the name Scenocosme. 
    These artists overturn various technologies in order to create contemporary artworks. Their works came from possible hybridizations between the technology and living world (plants, stones, water, wood, humans.,..) which meeting points incite them to invent sensitive and poetic languages. Their artworks are exhibited in numerous museums, contemporary art centres and digital art festivals in the world.
    They have exhibited their interactive installation artworks at ZKM Karlsruhe Centre for Art and Media (Germany), at Daejeon Museum of Art (Korea), at Museum Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Canada) etc

    The technology
    Reactive matter

    Interactive sculpture installation with sonorous and visual feedback

    About the residency

    In this project, the team will investigate a new smart system made from a hardware component and a software approach that will enable the creation of the basic blocks of programmable matter, a matter made from centimetre-size modules attached together and able to move. The hardware component is a quasi-spherical robot using computationally controlled forces for power distribution, communication, adhesion (latching), and locomotion. The software approach aims to provide a new way of programming such a complex system through a scalable, real-time, efficient, expressive and at the same time safe programming of an ensemble of robots with an emphasis on self-configuration and self-reconfiguration distributed algorithms.

    About the producer
    Scenocosme