A kid using Histoires Exquises v.1, Morroco 2010.

Histoires Exquises is a tool built to allow everyone to participate in a global story, by recording themselves for 3 seconds in a microphone. They can listen to the story previously recorded by the other participant, and choose a sequence to record over. The story is constantly evolving from one exhibition to an other. Because it’s oral, it was possible to exhibit it in different countries, with people from very different backgrounds, cultures or languages.

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A viewer interacting with the installation, in Amiens, 2012.

How does evolve an ecosystem ruled by simple behavioral rules?
Which factors assure the balance between different skilled organisms? Which factors will influence the hegemony and therefore the detriment of others?

Ecosystem is a projection of an interactive animation. It is an ecosystem simulation, driven by simple artificial intelligence rules.

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Montage of an interactive waterfall parallel to the shore, opening when someone is passing by (image by Matthias Schmitt).

Paris “intra muros” is one of the most dense city in the world. Its borders use to evolve threw the age, but remain the same since 1860, to be now represented by the “périphérique” motorway. Parisians almost never cross it, and therefore create a very strong psychological border. How to break this psychological border?

Along the canal de l’Ourq, which flow through Paris and the northern suburb Saint Ouen, Rain-bows transforms each bridges into an interactive waterfall (including the ring motorway bridge). By a light and playful intervention in the urban landscape, the Rain-bows plays down the importance of the borders by multiplying and magnifying it.

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Visual research for the project La Parasite.

An ecosystem is defined by the network of interactions among organisms, and between organisms and their environment. Humans are part of an ecosystem, and its environment is the Earth. However, we are overexploiting it more than we are interacting with it, and therefore desertification, global warming, pollution, animal extinctions…

Trough a experimental process, the user is invited to help a colony of parasites surviving on a host. Different strategies are available, which will influence directly or indirectly its reproductive success, in both short or long term.

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