People on the Fly

Outdoor or Indoor Media Facade Installation

©2016, Laurent Mignonneau & Christa Sommerer
Commissioned by K11 Media Facade

People on the Fly Concept

For a large scale screen we developed a participatory public artwork where passers-by can see themselves and also be turned into a swarm of flies. A specially developed software detects all moving persons and communicates their data to artificial programmes insects.

When a person moves, within seconds hundreds of flies invade his or her body, but when he or she stands still, the insects fly away. The resulting image scenarios are in constant flux, they construct and deconstruct, and people become visible and disappear again within a swarm of insects.

People on the Fly celebrates the ephemeral moment and the hustle and bustle of everyday life, where only standing still for a short moment makes one see one's own image clearly.

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People on the Fly Exhibitions

2019 Museum Sinclair-Haus
Exhibition: "FLÜGELSCHLAG Insekten in der zeitgenössischen Kunst"
7th July until 13th of October 2019
- Bad Homburg, Germany

2019 Thoma Art Foundation
Collection Acquisition of "People on the Fly"
Exhibiting at the Art House Santa Fe
June 2019
- Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

2019 Art Rock Festival
June 4 - 16, 2019
Featuring "People on the Fly"
- Saint Brieux, France

2016 Galerie Charlot (14th June - 27th July)
- Paris, France

2016 K11 media facade (20th May- 4th July)
Electronic Vibes Exhibition
Curator: Caroline Ha Thuc
Art Project Officer: Stephanie Hsieh Ming Hsiu
- Hong Kong, China