Place Rambaud, Lyon 1
Trapped (2019)

On Place Gabriel Rambaud, an industrial robot is enclosed in a confined space like a caged lion. A robotic arm which seems to have escaped from an assembly line moves around under a smoke-filled dome. The sightless machine has sensors which pick up sounds from the public; it seems to be seeking to establish contact. The robot is programmed to detect human presence and moves towards the onlookers when it senses noise or vibrations. Now it is up to the spectator to tame the fantastic metal beast. This interactive installation shows that artificial intelligence has given machines a human dimension and makes us think about how we react when faced with phenomena beyond our comprehension.


Thursday 5 and Sunday 8 from 7 pm to 11 pm
Friday 6 and Saturday 7 from 8 pm to midnight


With the support of the ARC School, the City of Neuchâtel, the City of Fribourg, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Lyon and Pro Helvetia

Mirage Festival

Technical support
Lumens 8 Genève and Kuka