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​Marco Barotti: The Woodpeckers

Pop-ups across Milton Keynes City Centre

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.

Access information

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 access@stables.org or call the box office on 01908 280800.

Assistance Dogs Welcome
Assistance Dogs Welcome at this event
Audio Described
Audio Described
British Sign Language interpreted
BSL interpreted
Disabled parking available for Blue Badge holders
Disabled parking available for Blue Badge holders
Drop Off and Pick Up Point available
Customer Drop Off and Pick Up Point is available
Easy Read available
Easy Read available
Content available via mobile phone
Content available via mobile phone
Relaxed performance or tour available
Relaxed performance or tour available
Disabled toilets available
Disabled Toilets available
Wheelchair Accessible event
Wheelchair Accessible
Family Friendly event
Family Friendly event
Join in at this event
Join in at this event
Move Around To Experience Event
Move Around To Experience
Outdoor event
Outdoor Event
Speech Free
Speech Free

Additional access notes

The Woodpeckers pop-up in different locations each day in Central Milton Keynes. Contact Access@stables.og to find out where the Woodpeckers are on the day of your visit  or stay in touch via Social Media #MKIFest

This artwork is part of centre: MK guided tours: BSL/ Audio Described (Sat 24th July) & Relaxed Tour (Tuesday 20th July)

Dates & Times

  • Saturday 24 Jul 2021

  • Sunday 25 Jul 2021

  • Monday 26 Jul 2021

  • Tuesday 27 Jul 2021

  • Wednesday 28 Jul 2021

  • Thursday 29 Jul 2021

  • Friday 30 Jul 2021