Le Procès


A robotic art performance by
Bill Vorn & LP Demers
Montréal (Québec) Canada
© 1999

Produced with the help of
The Canada Council for the Arts
Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Ex Machina Productions




This project is a multimedia performance staging a world populated exclusively by robotic actors. It was presented for the first time as part of Zulu Time, a theatre play by Robert Lepage.

This project is a logical following to our perceptually perversive demarche of creating machinic automata and cybernetic organisms showing metaphoric behaviors, of inventing surrealistic immersive environments where viewers are both visitors and intruders.

LE PROCÈS - THE TRIAL shows in a symbolic way the trial of machines by men, as well as the trial of men by machines. It acts like a reflexive tribunal where identities intermix, where juges, jurors, victims and accused, take flesh in metal creatures born from our own conception of the world, of what is good and what is bad, of what is alive and what is not. As in Kafka's famous novel, of which crime are we accused? Who's judging? What will be the verdict?





• Oriente-Occidente 2004 festival
(Rovereto, Italy)
From Sept. 7 to 9, 2004

• Lille 2004, Robots! exhibition
(Lille, France)
From Dec. 3, 2003 to Mar. 15, 2004

• Via 2003 festival, Le Manège
(Maubeuge, France)
From Mar. 18 to 29, 2003

• Exit 2003 festival, Maison des arts
(Créteil, France)
From Feb. 26 to Mar. 8, 2003

• EMAF 02 festival
(Osnabrück, Germany)
From Apr. 24 to May 20, 2002






YouTube Video

Le Proces - The Trial




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