Matteo Marangoni + Dieter Vandoren (iii) – Lampyridae

Matteo Marangoni + Dieter Vandoren (iii) – Lampyridae

26 September 9/21/14 20:00 - 00:00
27 September 9/21/14 20:00 - 00:00
28 September 9/22/14 21:30 - 23:00





Digital networks permeate our environments, but the bulk of computational processes are not accessible to the human senses.

The electronic devices we use on everyday basis communicate between each other without us even being aware of it. Phone and computer apps can be sending data inadvertently across the globe at any time.

Taking their name from the scientific denomination of the family of the fireflies, the Lampyridae are artificial creatures which communicate exclusively within a local area by exchanging signals that are situated entirely within the range of human perception. The Lampyridae are small portable, handheld devices that communicate between each other by emitting and receiving light and sound signals. The Lampyridae are also parasites. Lacking the means for locomotion, they rely on humans to move around and find their mates.

CAD design and production: Chi Ha Ucciso Il Conte / STEIM
Electronics: Daan Johan
Supported by: Creative Industries Fund NL within the context of a production residency granted by the artist-run platform iii.