MARCO BAROTTI
   

May—July 2019
the second artist in residence of the EMAP/EMARE program at WRO

MARCO BAROTTI
   

May—July 2019
the second artist in residence of the EMAP/EMARE program at WRO

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Marco Barotti (IT/DE) 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), Museo Würth La Rioja (Agoncillo, Spain), Futurium (Berlin), List í Ljósi Light Festival (Iceland), Lisboa Soa (Lisbon), Nuit Blanche (Brussels), Emaf (Osnabrück, Germany), Polytech Festival (Moscow), Platoon Mexico City, and Urban Lights Ruhr (Hamm, Germany).

My work is driven by a desire to invent an artistic language where a fictional post-futurist era is expressed through audio-visual interventions in natural and urban environments. These installations merge audio technology, e-waste and consumer objects into moving sculptures triggered entirely by sound. The primary focus of my 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 certain environmental issues.