Robin Meier Wiratunga with André Gwerder and Guy Amichay
In a mangrove forest in Thailand, fireflies (Pteroptyx malaccae) align their synchronous flashes with computer-controlled LEDs. By establishing a light-based form of communication with the insects, the artists can influence the rhythmic flashing of large colonies of fireflies. A silent orchestra harmonises without the need for a conductor. With no central control, computers and insects interact in this rhythmic composition of light.
- Related work: Synchronicity (16 mm)