Sound Fossil III. Lines
machine for eroding clay
Part of a cycle of three works about the geomorphic forces seen as sound.
The 16-bit digital audio recording of the Banna creek, which erodes the Pianalto region near Turin (Italy), is used to control sixteen electrovalves suspended on a mass of soil from the same area.
When a bit is 0, the corresponding electrovalve is kept close; when bits equal 1, the valves release a small quantity of water.
The mass of soil gradually collapses and melts down over the days,
creating a landscape on a smaller scale.
Thumbnail/cover and photos by Guido Suardi
Curated by Andrea Caretto and Raffaella Spagna
June 23rd, 24th, 25th 2018
Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte, Poirino (To), Italy
Thanks: Caterina Giansiracusa, Marco Ranieri