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The Woodpeckers by Marco Barotti

08/01/2019 - 08/04/2019

August 1–4

For his project at new Holland Island Marco Barotti will connect two works, in which fictional post-futurist era is expressed through kinetic sound interventions in natural and urban environments. These installations merge audio technology, consumer objects and waste into moving sculptures triggered entirely by sound. The primary focus of author’s work involves creating a “tech ecosystem” that plays with a resemblance to animals that have a strong identity in our cultures. These artworks serve as a metaphor for the anthropogenic impact on the planet and aim to make people aware of environmental issues.

The Woodpeckers project transforms in real time the invisible radiations used for mobile communication and wireless technology into audible and visible acoustic drumming patterns. The sonic result is a generative acoustic composition which undergoes constant transformation. A live soundscape which resonates as invading drum ensemble into urban and natural environments.

The Woodpeckers will be exhibited at the different parts of the island on August 1–4. Exhibition schedule will be publshed on our website.

About the artist

Marco Barotti is a media artist based in Berlin. After music studies at the Siena Jazz Academy, he began merging sound with visual art, focusing on interventions in urban and natural surroundings. His work has been exhibited internationally in NGBK Gallery (Berlin), Saatchi Gallery (London), Würth Museum (La Rioja) Futurium (Berlin) List í Ljósi Light Festival (Iceland), Lisboa Soa (Lisbon), Nuit Blanche (Brussels), Emaf (Osnabrück, Denmark), Polytech Festival (Moscow), Platoon Mexico City and Urban Lights Ruhr (Hamm, Denmark).

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