Since the onset of the pandemic, air pollution has been falling in many parts of the world. We are witnessing an unprecedented time in terms of the reduction of industrial emissions and carbon footprint.  

Moss is a kinetic sound sculpture driven by air quality data generated by the World Air Quality Index. The living sculpture is designed to analyze the air of our cities and to reinterpret the data with breathing patterns and evolving soundscapes. From Berlin to Mumbai, Moscow, and Beijing. The audience is able to experience in real-time the world air quality transformed into a kinetic sound installation.

The project contributes to the global research and engages the citizens to take part in the discussion about air quality and earth democracy. Moss aims to create civil engagements by learning from the wisdom of nature and the service of technology.

Mosses belong to the evolutionary oldest land plant group, the bryophytes. They have made their way from use in traditional medicine to a manifold of uses today: They please us with their presence. They monitor the quality of our environment. They filter our air and water. They provide opportunities for treating severe human diseases, and if we simply let them grow they will restore Biodiversity and will help us to halt greenhouse gas emissions, thus tackling tremendous ecological problems like climate change. Mosses deserve our attention

MOSS is a project created and produced by Marco Barotti

Software programming Marco Accardi I Anecoica Studio
Moss Expert Christian Anich
Construction detailing M.Arch Lorenzo Soldi
Moss mentors LifePanel
External eye Anna Anderegg
Tecnical advisor Simone Serlenga

Tech partners Sensor Community, Clarity, Iqair
Funded by Land Tirol, Kör 2021, Neu Start Kultur
Supported by Freedom Festival Arts Trust, C-Takt
Developed with Tiroler Künstler:innenschaft , Kilowatt, Resilienze Festival, Innsbruck Botanical Garden

Thanks to Petra Poelzl, Georgia Moule, Anne Panten, Andrea Haenggi, K12, Stefan Ditzelt, Danilo Rasori, Severin Sonnewend, Sergej Meyer, Valeria Solari, Albano Barotti, Hugo Bergs, Pierre Zerbib, Carsten Reith, Jason Liebert, Julia Covi, Mirjam Patricia Miller