Together with TU Berlin’s Science Gallery Initiative, the Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data (BIFOLD) at Technische Universität Berlin announced a call in spring 2022 for an artist in residence program titled “Art of Entanglement.” A jury led by Austrian curator Dr. Claudia Schnugg has now chosen Italian media artist Marco Barotti for the residency. The goal of the program is to combine artistic and scientific perspectives on artificial intelligence. Marco Barotti will receive a total of 30,000 euros to create an artistic project of his choice, shaped by his regular interaction with BIFOLD researchers.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to pursue a new dimension in my art working together with researchers at BIFOLD. My sculptures will both react to data but also become learning models themselves through a poetic and functional dialogue between art and science,” says Barotti. His planned project, CORALS, aims to create awareness for the climate crisis and ocean conditions by designing a kinetic sound sculpture reflecting a living coral ecosystem. The work will translate data sets from ocean research into sound and movement. Barotti has been living in Berlin since 2005. After studying music at the Siena Jazz Academy, he began merging sound with visual art. His works have been premiered and exhibited many times internationally.