Honorary Mention Interactive Art+
Louis-Philippe Demers, Bill Vorn (CA)
Among cultures throughout history, the representations of Hell, demons, and punishments are vast. In Inferno, the anxiety of the Singularity translates Hell and infinite punishment into a pseudo-model of infinite automation (rituals) and subordination to the machine. Inferno is a participative robotic performance project that addresses many recurrent issues revolving around human-robot symbiotic relationships. A selected group of the public is given an active part in the performance, creating a radical instance of immersive and participative experiences. Through wearing or being entrapped in a robotic entity, the concept of the Cyborg that emerged in the late 80s is invoked.
Here you can see a documentation of Inferno. During the Ars Electronica Festival, you can also experience the performance live in the Ursulinensaal.
Do you want to participate?
Ask one of the guides at the OK directly at the installation (Ursulinenhof, 2nd floor) and please pass by 20 minutes before the show.