Christian Gonzenbach


Flyotron, 2009

Hairdryer, plexiglass, flies

80 x 60 x 12 cm

Flyotron is a fly accelerator made with a hairdryer. Using the similar principles as physicists who accelerate particles in order to discover their properties, in this instance, particles were substituted with flies who already have the capacity to move on their own. Faithful to the original proton collider at CERN, the fly-collider is constructed in the shape of figure 8 in order to create new species of insects from the colliding flies.