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Past Robotronica events

Inferno (Louis-Philippe Demers & Bill Vorn)

When
10:00am - 4:00pm 18th August
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Where
The Dome
Kidney Lawn
Cost
Free

Machine art is about to meet the demonic, in a dynamic crash-merging of spectral mechanics and human imagination. Inspired by ideas of control and Dante's depiction of the Circles of Hell, Inferno confronts what it means to surrender to human-robotic symbiotic relationships.

In an age of intelligent machines, who is in control?

Audience Participation
What makes this participative installation unique is that five members of the audience will be strapped into an exoskeleton that will drive their movements via a computer program resulting in a startling choreography. Audience participation will be requested at the beginning of the session. The rest of the audience will witness the extraordinary spectacle of cyborg machines dancing their human subjects.

QUT Creative Lab’s Director Louis-Philippe Demers created and designed Inferno. Prof. Demers is an award winning, multidisciplinary artist known for his avant-garde use of robotics in large scale installations and stage productions. 

Limited drop-in availability on the day

Duration
30 minutes per performance

Sessions
10:00am, 10.30am, 11:00am, 11:30am 12:00pm, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm

Suitability 

Must be aged 16+ to enter Inferno as a participant

Warnings
Loud noises, strobe effects and theatrical haze 

Acknowledgements
QUT Creative Lab