MARCO DONNARUMMA

Performing bodies, sounds and machines

DEV | Marco Donnarumma | sound art and performance art, human body and biotechnology


MARCO
DONNARUMMA

0-Infinity

0-Infinity is a visceral and communal ritual of sensory affection. It is installed in large-scale environments and is experienced at night.

About the work

The work is an unstable and reactive architecture of infrasound vibrations, audible sounds and high-powered lights. The architecture grows, morphs and falls apart through time, space and frequency in response to biophysical signals and movement data from the visitors’ bodies. In other words, it is brought to life by, and through, the visitors’ bodies.

Using the XTH Sense, Donnarumma’s bio-wearable musical instrument, the inaudible sonic vibrations from the visitors’ hearts, blood flow and muscles are amplified and turned into sonic material that tangibly shakes the installation floors and walls. A Ubisense location tracking system is used to make the architecture aware of the visitors’ positions and paths in space and morph according to the spatial relation between participants. The intimacy, or lack thereof, of the visitor’s encounters in space drives intense sonic and physical resonances between each other’s body and the space surrounding them.

The responsive sound composition combines with a custom array of ten high-powered floodlights to induce visitors into a challenging multisensory climax. Complete darkness and inaudible infrasounds slowly evolve, through a range of frequency bands and color gradients, into a monumental body of drone sounds and white light. Human body parts and machine parts are configured into a total space of networked bodies.

Commissioned by: 4DSOUND (NL/HU)
Keywords: Large-scale, spatial sound, biophysical media, sensory alteration, participative
Status: Available for booking

0-Infinity photo gallery

  • Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art Spatial Sound
  • Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art Spatial Sound
  • Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art Spatial Sound
  • Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art Spatial Sound
  • Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art Spatial Sound
  • Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art Spatial Sound
  • Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art Spatial Sound
  • Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art Spatial Sound
  • Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art Spatial Sound
  • Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art Spatial Sound
  • Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art Spatial Sound
  • Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art Spatial Sound
  • Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art Spatial Sound
  • Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art Spatial Sound

Year of creation: 2015
Technique: custom-built XTH Sense biophysical sensor, location tracking system, subwoofers, high-density loudspeaker array, sodium floodlight array, computer
Duration: 30’00”
Dimensions: min. 50m x 50m x 20m

Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art
Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art
Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art
Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art
Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art
Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art
Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art
Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art
Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art
Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art
Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art
Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art
Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art
Marco Donnarumma - 0-Infinity Sound Art

Exhibitions

  • TodaysArt Festival,
    E.ON Electriciteitsfabriek, The Hague, NL, 2015

Credits

Marco Donnarumma – Concept, music, programming
Nikki Hock – Light design
Luc van Weelden – Additional programming
Poul Holleman – On-site production
Georg Schroll, Fanni Fazakas – Photographers
Paul Oomen, John Connell – Artistic advice & PR
4DSOUND – Commission & production
TodaysArt – Production