Lampyridae // performance+installation in collaboration with Matteo Marangoni, 2014-2015
Lampyridae is a participatory experience in which humans facilitate the establishment of a society of artificial entities called Lampyridae, which is the Latin denomination for the family of the fireflies. The Lampyridae are devices that operate as a distributed local network using communication protocols that are situated entirely within the range of human perception. Each participant is given a small portable, handheld device that is capable of both emitting and sensing light and sound signals. Participants act as carriers of these autonomous objects, facilitating the emergence of swarm-like behaviors as the devices communicate between each other in space, immersing the audience in a field of pulsating light beams and spatial sound projections.