Artists / BILL VORN (QC-CA)


Robotic Performance | June 3 - 4, 2016
Photo: Gridspace


Inferno is a robotic project inspired by the representation of the different levels of hell as they are described in Dante's Inferno or Haw Par Villa's Ten Courts of Hell and other religious representations. What makes this participative performance unique is that spectators wear exoskeletons on their body: a choreography follows (unexpected and involuntary!) programmed and controlled by a computer, making the audience an active part of the performance.


Louis-Philippe Demers and Bill Vorn have been working together on numerous robotic art projects since 1992. Inferno is their latest collaboration.


Performances schedule:

June 3 - 8 p.m. & 11 p.m.

June 4 - 11 p.m.



Interactive Installation
Photo: Marie-Chantale Desrosiers


The Mega Hysterical Machine is a supersized version of the original Hysterical Machine, created in 2002. The aim of the project is to induce empathy in the viewer towards an entity that is nothing more than an articulated metallic structure. The Mega Hysterical Machine has a spherical body surrounded by eight mobile arms made of aluminium tubing. Its system of sensors, controls, and motors act as an autonomous and entirely reactive nervous system.