Fly Simulator

VR installation

©2018, Laurent Mignonneau and Christa Sommerer

Commissioned by Speculum Artium
represented by the Anika Beckers Galerie Frankfurt, Germany

Fly Simulator Concept

Fly Simulator is a VR software specifically developed for Ars Electronica 2018 and Speculum Artium in Trbovlje. It is a simulation of a few thousand flies that organize themselves into swarms, creating interesting patterns when users wear the 3D head set.

The user's head position influences the swarming of the flies which fly over an endless landscape of clouds. Like in a dream the user feels immersed in a strange non Cartesian world where she loses orientation and feels like she has become a fly herself.

In addition to the virtual experience, various iterations of real fly products are offered as well, such as: a fly perfume, a fly salt, fly T-shirts, and various prints with fly motives.



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Fly Simulator Exhibitions

2019 Solo Show at BEALL Art Center
Feb. 8, 2019 - May 2019
Curator: David Familian
We show: Fly Simulator, Neuro Mirror, Portrait in the Fly, Interactive Plant Growing, Noise and Smoke, Fly Portraits (of Jeffrey Shaw, Peter Weibel, Christiane Paul, Lynn Hershman, Erkki Huhtamo, David Familian, Roy Ascott and ChristaLaurent Self Portrait)
- Irvine, CA, USA

2018 Speculum Artium Festival "Decades"
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the festival
Featuring "Portrait on the Fly", "Interactive Plant Growing"
and our Speculum Artium Festival's commissioned VR artwork "Fly Simulator"
Curated by Maša Jazbec
- Trbovlje, Slovenia

2018 Ars Electronica Festival 2018
Represented by: Anita Beckers Galerie
Featuring our VR artwork "Fly Simulator"
- Linz, Austria