Marco Barotti, artist in residence of the EMAP-EMARE platform at WRO Art Center, will present his kinetic sound installation CLAMS on the 17th of July from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Daliowa Island in Wrocław.
In nature, clams are detectors of pollutants; they serve as tiny filtration systems. Inspired by this natural phenomenon, Marco created a kinetic sound installation triggered by water quality. Real-time data is streamed by a sensor and converted into an audio signal. The audio signal generates a live evolving soundscape which initiates the opening and closing movements of the Clam sculptures. Sound and motion unite to create an experience that allows the audience to see and hear the water quality in real time. The Clams sculptures are made from recycled industrial plastic waste. The artwork intends to raise awareness about water and plastic pollution.