Cat Loves Pig, Dog, Horse, Cow, Rat, Bird, Monkey, Gorilla, Rabbit, Duck, Moose, Deer, Fox, Sheep, Lamb, Baby, Roomba, Nao, Aibo

Stéphane Degoutin et Gwenola Wagon

Vidéos pour projection mobile sur robot aspirateur

2017

Cat Loves Pig shows videos of animals riding on the backs of members of other species (mouse on turtle, monkey on goat, cat on vacuum cleaner...). The projection device itself is the result of a relationship between two technologies : the automatic vacuum cleaner and the video projector. It is projected in motion from the back of the robot that cleans the exhibition space.

Cat Loves Pig v2, CAC La Traverse, Alfortville, 2018
Cat Loves Pig v1, Haunted by Algorithms exhibition, galerie Ygrec, Paris, 2017
Cat Loves Pig v1, exposition House of Dust by Alison Knowles Inhabited by People from many Walks of Life, Montréal, 2017
Cat Loves Pig v1, exposition House of Dust by Alison Knowles Inhabited by People from many Walks of Life, Montréal, 2017

The film consists of a collection of videos illustrating the fantasies of inter-species encounters, potential conversations, communication with non-organic entities, relationships to which a conversational logic is lent, animals carried by other animals, walking around on vacuum cleaners, filmed by automatic devices, filming robots or filming each other with a camera worn during improbable encounters.

The film is projected on the walls as the camera moves randomly through the exhibition space, with the projection moving from wall to wall. While the battery is being recharged, the film is projected on the wall opposite to the vacuum cleaner.

We would like the cat to address the plant that would communicate with the robot.

Diffusion

Haunted by algorithms exhibition, galerie Ygrec, Les Grands voisins, Paris, 21 janvier - 5 mars 2017

Exposition House of Dust by Alison Knowles Inhabited by People from many Walks of Life, Fonderie Darling, Montreal, Canada, juin-aout 2017

Le chaton et l’usine automatique exhibition, Galerie Espace pour l'art, Arles, 9 novembre - 7 décembre 2017

Forêt thérapie exhibition, CAC La Traverse, Alfortville, 3 mai - 26 juin 2018

Credits

Photos : Ali Arkady, Forêt thérapie, exhibition, CAC La Traverse, 2018

Photo : Marina Gadonneix, Haunted by Algorithms exhibition, Ygrec, Les Grands voisins, 2017