« electronic life forms

Media: Electronics, Photography

Year: 2005-2009

Collaboration: Martina Höfflin

Commission: -


The photographic documentation of the elfs in a natural environment gives a surprisingly common impression of merged technology and nature. The way they are displayed in the installation – imprisoned in jars – evokes childhood memories of exploring and observing life. As an aimless but autonomous genre of artificial life the elfs are in opposition to industrial robotics developed as servants with an advanced level of functionality and performance.

Nevertheless they question the integration of art, technology and nature in the long existing and fascinating research of life simulating systems. Electronic-life-forms are inspired by the "living particles works" by ralf schreiber.

Project website with video, photographs and more information:

Installation with simple electronics and photography