Taking their name from the scientific denomination of the family of the fireflies, the Lampyridae are artificial creatures which communicate between each other through light and sound. Each creature behaves autonomously following the same rules. Together they form a swarm of pulsing entities, generating changing patterns that evolve in space and time. The work is an exploration of emergent swarm behaviours originating in the electronic simulation of ecosystems. Ideas developed for the purpose of  computational modelling are reinserted back into the physical space occupied by human bodies and the human senses, creating a space for contemplation that is fragile and unpredictable.


Lampyridae is a project developed in collaboration with Dieter Vandoren.
3D design and fabrication assistance: Chi Ha Ucciso Il Conte / STEIM
Electronics design and fabrication assistance: Daan Johan
Artistic advice: Joost Rekveld
Funding: Creative Industries Fund NL, Stroom Den Haag, Performing Arts Fund NL

De Player, Rotterdam, 2020
Audio Art Festival, Krakow, 2019
Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Utrecht, 2019
Kunstkapel, Amsterdam, 2019
Centrala Art Gallery, Birmingham, 2019
Bauhaus100, Akademie Der Kunste, Berlin, 2019
Musical Utopias, Korzo, The Hague, 2018
KIKK Festival, Namur, 2018
STUK, Leuven, 2018
Highlight Festival, Delft, 2017
Future Flux Festival, Rotterdam, 2016
NCCA, Kaliningrad, 2016
Tetterode, Amsterdam, 2016
Sign, Groningen, 2106
Oddstream festival, Nijmegen, 2016
CTM, Spektrum, Berlin, 2016
Discovery Festival, Nemo, Amsterdam, 2016
Tetem, Enschede, 2015
Aparaaditehas, Tartu, 2015
Kanepes Kulturas Centrs, Riga, 2015
Dag in de Branding, The Hague, 2015
Medialab Prado, Madrid, 2015
Centro Centro, Madrid, 2015
SONM, Murcia, 2015
STEIM, Amsterdam, 2014
Studio Loos, The Hague, 2014
Volkspaleis, The Hague, 2014
TodaysArt, The Hague, 2014
Blikopener festival, Delft, 2014

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