Accrochages is an urban electronic intervention project by Montreal-based artists Sofian Audry and Samuel St-Aubin. It stems from the artists' will to bring their artistic practice outside the walls of the gallery space, onto the walls of the city. The intent is to build small, active and autonomous objects that use simple means to give new qualities to the city environment by creating different interactive situations.
Various models of objects are developed, each with its own dynamics. We aim to create devices that are self-sufficient (ie. able to recharge themselves) and inexpensive (less than 15 euros per unit). Our approach is based on the use of lo-fi and recycled components and on the free sharing of technology and source code (DIY, open source, open hardware).