These charming robotic woodpeckers transform invisible signals in real time from wireless technology and mobile communication, into audible and visible acoustic rhythmic beats, tapped out on the City’s urban architecture.
Popping up and flocking unexpectedly in locations stretching from Station Square to centre:mk, The Woodpeckers will create a live soundscape, unique to Milton Keynes, which undergoes constant transformation and variation.
The creator of this ever-evolving composition and sonic adventure is Berlin-based media artist Marco Barotti.
After music studies at the Siena Jazz Academy, Marco began merging sound with visual art. His work is driven by a desire to invent an artistic language expressed through kinetic sound interventions in natural and urban environments. His installations merge audio technology, consumer objects, and waste into moving sculptures triggered entirely by sound. The primary focus of his work is to create a ‘tech ecosystem’ that plays with resemblances to animals and plants. The resulting artworks serve as a metaphor for the destructive human impact on the planet and aim to make people aware of environmental issues.
Read more: marcobarotti.com
The Woodpeckers will pop up at any time, in a range of locations across Central Milton Keynes... No ticket or booking required.
Encountering Urban Wildlife, Monday 26 July, 7pm
Free Talk Event: Livestreamed to watch Online
A live panel will reflect on the public’s experience of The Woodpeckers, opening up a conversation between the curious public, avid birders, and environmentally engaged academics. In association with The Open University.
Read more here: Urban Wildlife
Watch here: IF: Online
The Festival aims to be as accessible as possible and welcomes people with disabilities. We always welcome specific access enquiries - you can email us at email@example.com or call the box office on 01908 280800.
Additional Access Notes
The Woodpeckers pop-up in different locations each day in Central Milton Keynes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out where The Woodpeckers are on the day of your visit or stay in touch via social media: @IFMKfest with hashtag #IFMKfest