Daniela Di Maro

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Daniela Di Maro, Cuprum II... in honorem Iovis

Interactive sound installation

Location: Villa Lysis, first floor

Copper wire on Fabriano paper 120g/m2, circuits, solar panels, buzzers
Dimensions: 70 x 130 cm
2014 - 2016
Hardware realization: Laboratorio creativo Geppetto, Milan.

The installation is composed by a series of red copper wire embroideries on paper that become organisms self-sufficient, able to initiate a process of "photosynthesis artificial". Solar panels conveying the light rays towards as many circuits, all different, which filter the light and convert it into heterogeneous sounds, emitted then by buzzers in high places. Based on the intensity of the light, the sound is modulated, generating events changeable and uncontrollable, like sounds of wooded setting. The subjects of the embroideries are a selection of plants largely appreciated by the bees. Those insects known as "matchmakers" that is able to provoke and promote pollination of many species of wild plants or cultivated.

Short Bio

Daniela Di Maro (Naples, 1977) graduated in visual arts and performance studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples. Currently she lives and works in Milan. Her work is the result of an interdisciplinary approach where scientific, anthropological and aesthetic ideas coexist, often conveyed by the use of new technologies. The observation of natural dynamics is the basis of her research that - through the languages of the drawing, video and installation - investigates new possible relations between the man and the nature.
In 2016 she was awarded the special prize Dolomiti Contemporanee for Two Calls for Vajont, and she was a finalist at the prize Smartup Optima; in 2012 she was awarded the prize Un'opera per il Castello. Among her personal exhibitions, it is worth to mention: The synergic garden, |.Box|, Milan, curated by M. Ferraioli (2014); Un'opera per il Castello, Castel Sant'Elmo, Naples, curated by A. Tecce (2012); Cuprum, Dino Morra Arte Contemporanea, Naples, curated by C. Pirozzi (2012); Ivy Noise_IN_Sonora, IED, Madrid (2010); Linfa Sintetica, Ciocca Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2010). A few of the collective exhibitions and residencies: AiR_Arte in Riserva 2016, Raiano (Aq); Out of Place_an ongoing archive, P67 Gallery, Berlin (2016); Materia Sonica, A+B contemporay art, Brescia, curated by R. Moratto (2015); Apulia Land Art Festival, curated by F. Guerisoli (2014); Upokeimenon, New exhibition area at the Casso+Acquario Marino in Trieste, curated by Dolomiti Contemporanee (2013); N.i.n.a., PAN, Naples (2012); Transiti, CACT, Switzerland (2012); Premiata Officina Trevana, Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary, Trevi (2010).