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

Stéphane Degoutin and Gwenola Wagon

Videos for mobile projection on vacuum cleaner robot


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.

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.

House of Dust exhibition, Alison Knowles Inhabited by People from many Walks of Life, Montréal, 2017
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


Jérémy Piette, «Forêt thérapie», les machines à portée d’humain, Libération, 10 juin 2018

Paris Art, Forêt thérapie 03 Mai - 23 Juin 2018,, 2018

Guillaume Lasserre, Gwenola Wagon et Stéphane Degoutin, dystopie 2.0

Éric Clément, The House of Dust d'Alison Knowles: Fluxus renaît à Darling, LA PRESSE, Canada, 26 juin 2017.

Gwenola Wagon et Stéphane Degoutin, - émission Tracks, ARTE, 2017


Auto fiction exhibition, Biennale du design de Saint-Étienne, 6 avril - 31 juillet 2022

Deep Stock exhibition, galerie Art et Essai, Rennes, 17 sept - 29 oct 2021

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

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

House of Dust by Alison Knowles Inhabited by People from many Walks of Life, Fonderie Darling, Montreal, Canada, juin-aout 2017 [Curators : Maud Jacquin et Sébastien Pluot]

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


Arts plastiques, Forêt Thérapie at the CAC La Traverse, Alfortville

"Le stade chaton-aspirateur de l'humanité" (The kitten-Roomba stage of humanity), in Emanuele Quinz (ed.), Le comportement des choses (The behaviour of things), Les presses du réel, 2021


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

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