Marco Barotti

Innsbruck, Botanischer Garten des Institutes für Botanik der Universität Innsbruck, Sternwartestraße 15
26.06 to 31.10.2021

MOSS (2021), Marco Barotti, Botanischer Garten Innsbruck

Project description

Opening: 25.06.2021, 16.00–20.00 p.m.

Donna Haraway proclaims the age of the Chthulucene, in which all agents in the world (critters) become the focus of narratives and form an alliance. Marco Barotti approaches this way of thinking in his kinetic sound sculpture, a dome overgrown with moss; its movement and sound structure form a composition derived from air quality measurements in various places on our planet. This work with the moss species, which is considered a bioindicator of air pollution, is Barotti’s first collaboration with a living organism. In cooperation with local moss expert Christian Anich, Barotti uses inventive connecting lines to familiarise himself with the species and develop kinship.

MARCO BAROTTI is a media artist living in Berlin. His work is motivated by the urge to invent an artistic language in which a fictional, post-futuristic era finds expression via kinetic sound interventions in natural or urban environments. These artworks serve as a metaphor for the anthropogenic impact on the planet and aim to sensitize people to environmental issues.

Moss: Artist Talk mit Marco Barotti (online) moderated by Petra Poelzl.

17.09.2021 | 18.30 p.m.

Recording on Vimeo

Moss: Excursion with Christian Anich

18.09.2021 | 09.30 – 12.30 a.m.

Meeting point: Bergstation Hungerburg, Aussichtsplattfo