Sound Fossil III. Lines

Alessandro Perini
Sound Fossil III. Lines
machine for eroding clay
(2018)

Part of a cycle of three works about the geomorphic forces seen as sound.

Click here for “Sound Fossil I. Plane”
Click here for “Sound Fossil II. Spiral”


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


Part of:
IperPianalto Exhibition
Curated by Andrea Caretto and Raffaella Spagna

Final exhibition of the residence project organized by Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte and GAM /Turin, and promoted by Compagnia di San Paolo.

June 23rd, 24th, 25th 2018
Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte, Poirino (To), Italy

Thanks: Caterina Giansiracusa, Marco Ranieri

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