Photo: Xueqi Huangfu
Marco Barotti is a media artist based in Berlin. After music studies at the Siena Jazz Academy, he began merging sound with visual art. His work is driven by a desire to invent an artistic language in which a fictional post-futurist era is expressed through kinetic sound 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 make people aware of environmental and social issues.
Barotti has received grants from Stiftung Kunstfonds, Emap / Emare, SACD and Music Board Berlin. He has been awarded the NTU Global Digital Art Prize (Clams) the Tesla Award (Swans) and the Delux Colour Award (Sound Of Light).
His work has been exhibited internationally in Ars Electronica (Linz) Saatchi Gallery (London), Futurium (Berlin), Polytech Festival (Moscow), Fact (Liverpool), Wro Art Center (Wroclaw), Picknick (Seoul), Isea (Montreal), Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven), NTU (Singapore), Würth Museum (La Rioja) Emaf (Osnabrück), Lisboa Soa (Lisbon), La Boral, (Gijón) Nuit Blanche (Brussels), Platoon (Mexico City), Urban Lights Ruhr (Hamm), List í Ljósi (Iceland) and New Holland (St Petersburg).