MARCO DONNARUMMA

Performing bodies, sounds and machines

Marco Donnarumma | peformance art and technology, sound art and body politics


MARCO
DONNARUMMA

Septic

Septic v1.0 is a sculptural object which physicalises digital viruses. It converts the data content of Internet viruses into infrasound vibrations that are spread inside the body of the visitor through skeletal resonance.

About the work

One at a time, visitors kneel down on a pedestal embedded with a computer and three tactile acoustic transducers. The visitor’s head rests on a pedestal, the skull touches a transducer and the knees touch the other two. The computer is filled with digital viruses gathered from the net. By pushing a button, the infected computer is activated, and the viruses are transduced into infrasounds and low frequencies oscillations that mechanically resonate the visitor’s bones and skull by means of high-power skeletal resonance.

While the viruses are spread inside the visitor’s body in the form of mechanical vibrations, the nature of the raw data they are composed of alters the rhythm of the body internal organs through resonance and acoustic beating. The techniques used in this work are completely safe. Please note however, that the work includes intense vibration induced mechanically to the whole body which may not be suitable for all kind of audiences.

Commissioned by: Festival transmediale (DE)
Keywords: Installation, submission, computer virus, infrasound, skeletal resonance
Status: Touring


Septic photo gallery

  • Donnarumma Caramiaux - Septic Sound Art Internet Art
  • Donnarumma Caramiaux - Septic Sound Art Internet Art
  • Donnarumma Caramiaux - Septic Sound Art Internet Art
  • Donnarumma Caramiaux - Septic Sound Art Internet Art
  • Donnarumma Caramiaux - Septic Sound Art Internet Art
  • Donnarumma Caramiaux - Septic Sound Art Internet Art

Year of creation: 2014
Technique: computer, digital viruses, algorithms, infrasound transducers, wood, subwoofer, piezo microphone, black molton
Duration: 1’30”
Dimensions: 1.20m x 0.8m x 1.30m

Donnarumma Caramiaux - Septic Sound Art Internet Art
Donnarumma Caramiaux - Septic Sound Art Internet Art
Donnarumma Caramiaux - Septic Sound Art Internet Art
Donnarumma Caramiaux - Septic Sound Art Internet Art
Donnarumma Caramiaux - Septic Sound Art Internet Art
Donnarumma Caramiaux - Septic Sound Art Internet Art

Exhibitions

  • Oddstream Festival, Honigcomplex, Nijemegen, NL, 2016
  • Festival transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE, 2014

Credits

Marco Donnarumma and Baptiste Caramiaux – Concept, composition & realisation
Margherita Pevere, Gitana Vasaityte – Technical support
Lab for Emerging Arts and Performance (LEAP), Art Hack Day – Curation & organisation
Festival transmediale – Commissioner