Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau. The artwork as a living system @OÖ Landes-Kultur, Linz


The exhibition "The Artwork as a Living System’ provides an overview of the work of the Austrian-French artist duo Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau since the early 1990s. Moving between the subject areas of natural science, technology and art, Sommerer and Mignonneau pioneered the ‘Art of Interface’, in which innovative technical interfaces enable physical interaction between simulative visual worlds and the world of natural sensory organs. Very early on, they also used algorithms to represent not only the forms of the living, but also their evolution and growth. In fourteen installations, which are created only through the actions of the audience, man-made artificial systems are shown that exhibit behaviour like natural living organisms.