With a Rhythmic Instinction to be Able to Travel Beyond Existing Forces of Life (2014)
This film is an automaton, created using a series of approximately 400 drawings of fireflies produced by Philippe over a period of three years. The drawings are animated by an algorithm found within The Game of Life, a cellular automaton developed by British mathematician John Horton Conway. Each sequence of drawings is selected according to the particular algorithm at work and, through this process, the animation achieves a life of its own. The lifespan of each sequence is determined by the rules of the cellular automata and its survival depends upon the rules of chance.