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CORALS - a kinetic sound sculpture


June 09, 2023  08:00 - July 14, 2023  15:00


Main building of the TU Berlin, ground floor, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin

CORALS: A kinetic sound sculpture

A deep dive into climate change and machine learning

Italian artist Marco Barotti is known for his kinetic sound sculptures. With his latest work "CORALS" he invites the audience to a multi-sensory underwater expedition - without getting wet. Barotti's data-driven sculptures intertwine human activity, technological development, climate change and marine pollution. CORALS offers insights into the precarious state of coral reefs worldwide and the complex scientific research behind their restoration.
The sculptures respond with movements to current remote sensing data from satellite observations as well as other environmental data from collaborating research institutions. Using special machine learning algorithms, the data from coral bleaching alert areas is incorporated not only into the movement of the objects, but also into the sound and light of the entire installation.



  • Location: UNI_VERSUM, main building of TU Berlin, ground floor, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin
  • Date: June 09 to July 14, 2023
  • Opening hours: Every weekday, between 11 am and 3 pm


Artist portrait

Marco Barotti is the first artist in residence of the "Art of Entanglement" program set up by BIFOLD together with the Science Gallery Initiative of the TU Berlin in spring 2022. Meet him in his studio and learn more about the impact of data science and machine learning to CORALS.

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