• CliMax

    Hortense Gauthier, performing artist
    Antoine Schmitt, installation artist

    Interactive performance between a human female and an artificial creature programmed for pleasure
    mixing body, image and sound (30 minutes)

    Ongoing Project, currently in production phase
    – early show : 22SEPT18 Festival Zou! Hameau de la Brousse (Charente, FR)
    – related artwork : video CliMax (Préliminaires) 8’46, exhibited in Festival Corps Virtuels, APO33 31OCT-15NOV (Nantes, FR)

    – connexe : ExoLove, performed installation, in interaction with the public, exhibited in the Fête du Code Créatif, Centre Pompidou (Paris) on March 2nd and 3rd 2019.


    CliMax is the encounter between a human body and a digital living abstraction in a mutual ecstasy. It is a woman delving into her divine feminine forces to make love to an artificial creature programmed to feel pleasure.

    The two organisms, one immaterial and one of flesh, brace and tame and inspire each other in an orgasmic spiral to explore the intensities and movements of pleasure beyond the binarities and biological categories.

    In an experience of mutual possession, where erotic flows of the body, telluric breaths and generative vitality of the machine intermix, what are the circulations of the power of desire ? Can a body make a creature of pixels come to climax ? How can this digital matter programmed along physiological principles generate delight and experience desire ?

    Sensorial exploration of the meteorological possibles of pleasure, CliMax opens a trance that connects the deep organic energies of the body and vitality of the program to the cosmologic energies of desire.