Emma

Stéphane Degoutin, Agathe Joubert, Lola Perez-Guettier, Gwenola Wagon

Installation vidéo

2018

The video installation Emma confronts a sensory experience of massage with its technological and dehumanized counterpart.

Emma in the exhibition Forêt thérapie at La Traverse art center, 2018
Emma in the exhibition Forêt thérapie at La Traverse art center, 2018
The robotic masseur Emma, as seen through the artificial rock
The robotic massageur Emma

The visitor lies down on an artificial rock, or bales of straw, that serve as a massage table. His or her body is in direct contact with a raw material and the human hands of one or more people massaging it, while his head is inside the hole of the massage "table", through which he is put in front of a hypnotic video showing a robot-masseur developed in Singapore and named "Emma".

Emma 2, Hadaly and Sowana exhibition at the CAC Gantner, 2019. Photo by Aniara Rodado
Emma 2, Hadaly and Sowana exhibition at the CAC Gantner, 2019.
Emma 2, Hadaly and Sowana exhibition at the CAC Gantner, 2019.

Diffusion

Forêt thérapie. La Traverse. Alfortville. 3 mai - 23 juin 2018.

Hadaly et Sowana, cyborgs et sorcières. Espace Gantner, 12 octobre 2019 - 25 janvier 2020.