Clams (2019)

Marco Barotti

© Marco Barotti
© Marco Barotti

In nature, clams are detectors of pollutants; they serve as tiny filtration systems. Inspired by this natural phenomenon, Marco Barotti is now presenting his new work Clams, 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 that 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 quality of water in real-time. The Clam sculptures are made from recycled industrial plastic waste. Rather than creating a scientific value with these data transformations, it is an artistic reinterpretation aimed at initiating a discussion and raising awareness of water and plastic pollution.

Awards:

NTU Singapore Global Digital Art Prize

Documentation:

Marco Barotti on arte tv tracks magazine

Genre
interactiveSoundInstallation
interactiveInstallationSculpture
Methods
dataVisualisation
Themes
Art And Science
biology
Nature And Environment
ocean
pollution
water
ecosystem
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