Robin Meier & Andre Gwerder: Synchronicity (Thailand), 2015
Digital Video (4k/2k), Stereo Soundtrack. 43 minutes - Edition of 5
Produced by Audemars Piguet Art Commission, Le Brassus
Director of Photography: Nikolai Zheludovich; Editing: Mariko Montpetit; Sound: Robin Meier
Special thanks to Anchana Thancharoen and her team at Kasetsart University, Bangkok
Video documenting an experiment in the mangrove forests of Thailand. Live fireflies (Pteroptyx spp.) are made to flash in synchrony with a branch of computer controlled LED’s. Throughout the video the artists explore the relationship of mathematical models of complex group behaviour and their biological reality in the field. By influencing living fireflies with computer controlled lights they question the idea of free will and simultaneously transform a machine into a living actor inside a colony of insects.
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