Marco Barotti, 'CLAMS'

06 oct. > 08 oct.

Budapest, Hungary

In nature, clams are detectors of pollutants; they serve as tiny filtration systems.

Clams is a collection of kinetic sound sculptures which convert data from water quality sensors into sounds and movement. Each ‘clam’ is constructed from recycled waste plastic and contains a speaker. The continuously evolving microtonal soundscape gives each shell a subtle, life-like opening and closing action. Real-time readings from an industry-standard water purity sensor placed in the Danube river will form the basis for the music, which is generated through a constantly shifting process based on water quality levels over time.

Clams invite the audience to draw connections between media art, data sonification and environmental sustainability.