Barotti’s aquatic installation sails among grasses and lotus plants on the mirrored waters of a lake near the German capital. Each ‘swan’ was crafted from an old satellite dish topped by a speaker that serves as the animal’s head. But while at first sight, the birds seem to offer a peaceful scenery, but if we get closer we can hear that they make an unusual sound.
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The sounds they emit were recorded in two different layers. One consisting of bass frequenciesand the other one made by passing human breath through brass instruments, to provide them with voice and motion. Eight individual audio channels are used to transport the sound through the birds, bringing them to life in a beautiful yet critical way. Watch the video here!
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Photos by Marco Barotti