People on the Fly

Artist: Laurent Mignonneau & Christa Sommerer
Date: 19 / 5 – 22 / 6 
Location: K11 Piazza

Artist Statement:


For the large 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.