Body / Insect / Machine

Science Gallery Melbourne

Movement experiments – human, insect and mechanical bodies
ACTIVATORS 2 – Prue Lang & Mathieu Briand is presented by Chunky Move in association with Science Gallery Melbourne and the University of Melbourne.

This video artwork is a movement experiment between Prue Lang’s choreography, artist Mathieu Briand’s androids and a Phasmid (stick insect). The work explores the body/androids/artificial movement/intelligence on the one side and the body/human instinct/natural movement/nature on the other. Through the creative process, Lang and Briand have observed, responded to and manipulated the complex relationships between these concepts, approaching the distinctions between physical presence vs. artificial presence with curiosity.