SWANS, despite its understated name, is a stark yet subtle installation made of upcycled and transformed satellite dishes. Speakers are also used to represent each swan’s head. Resembling life-like swans floating effortlessly on water, they move along with the winds and ripples of the water, blending perfectly into the environment. The installation was constructed using materials that were carefully considered, as they signify the waste generated from a growing consumption of mainstream mass media.
Take a pause and listen to the soundscape – does it bring these electronic birds to life and give new perspective to the city?
About the Artist
Marco Barotti is a media artist based in Berlin. He creates data-driven kinetic sound sculptures and interventions in natural and urban environments. His installations merge audio technology, consumer objects and waste into moving sculptures triggered entirely by sound. The primary focus of his work is to create a “tech ecosystem” that plays with resemblances to animals and plants. These artworks serve as a metaphor for the anthropogenic impact on the planet and aim to raise awareness in environmental issues.