Antonin Fourneau, eggregor8, mixed media, installation view 2016 Eniarof 20 – Roubaix
In this collective game, eight players try to control a single Pacman and navigate a maze. The artists challenge the notion that cooperation can lead to better outcomes than individual efforts. Originally produced in 2008, eggregor8 has been updated and exhibited around the world. Below is the official description of the project.
An eggregore is a concept of a «combined spirit», an autonomous entity or force produced and influenced by the desires and emotions of people united in a common goal. The art installation "Eggregor8" is a device where 8 players all try to control one Pacman. This video game is normally for a single player. The players share share together the same controller like if they put all their hands on the same lever to control a plane. Is there a perfect player? What happens when you combine the desire and reflex of several players into a video game? Can we get a guarantee to finish the more difficult game? Eggregor8 raises the question: Are we always stronger together or even more undecided and therefore much less effective?
eggregorate installation view, via Antonin Fourneau
In 2005, Antonin Fourneau received an Art Diploma from Aix-en-Provence Art School followed in 2007 by a post Diploma in Interactive Art in the Design School of ENSAD Paris. Since his graduation, Antonin has been focused on interaction and relation with popular culture. He created a collaborative project about innovation and new form of funfair named Eniarof.
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