Mochvara Gallery presents

Marco Donnarumma (IT): Xth Sense - biophysical sensor for interactive music and video

Xth sense workshop:
--- Saturday & Sunday, September 7th - 8th 2013
11.00 - 18.00 h @ Pogon Jedinstvo Small Hall

performance & artist talk:
--- Monday, September 9th 2013
opening: 19.30 h, start: 20.00h @ Mochvara Club
free entrance

guest lecture @ IEEE Elevate:
--- Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 17.00 - 19.00 h @ KSET

Xth sense, biophysical instrument of the Italian new media artist Marco Donnarumma developed as a part of a research project at Edinburgh University; a DIY open source device that functions on the premises of biophysics as a body extension. A sensitive, wearable device generates sound in real time on the basis of MMG frequencies that are created by muscles of the human body in motion. The sound is controlled by the performer’s body movement and his own kinetic energy, without the mediation of a MIDI controller or similar computer devices. The instrument has been named “the world’s most innovative new musical instrument” by the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology in the year 2012.Unlike most of the biotechnology, the instrument is not expensive and can be easily modified. The participants of the practical-theoretical workshop at Pogon Jedinstvo will have the chance to make their own Xth sense instrument and gain insight into its challenging technical and performative capacities.

Marco Donnarumma, Italian born new media artist, performer, lecturer and educator living and working in London. He is dedicated to biomedia and biotechnological research, music, theatre and subversive programming. Donnarumma has lectured and performed in over 40 countries worldwide - from the USA, to South Korea and Australia, participating in large international art and cultural manifestations such as ISEA, The Venice Biennale and WRO biennale, along with the participation in major academic manifestations such as NIME, ICMC, Pure Data Convention and Linux Audio Conference@Stanford CCRMA. He’s one of the authors of the publication “Biotechnological Performance practice”. Currently he’s is a PhD student at Goldsmiths University of London (EAVI (Embodied Audio Visual Interaction) supervised by Prof. Atau Tanaka and Dr. Matthew Fuller.



Mochvara Gallery, September 2013,,

organizers: Culture Development Association “URK” + Mochvara Club & KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis
concept: KONTEJNER
curators of Mochvara Gallery: KONTEJNER | Ena Hodžić, Ivana Jelača & Tereza Teklić
technical team: Matija Jelić & Hrvoje Horvat

media partners:
H-alter, Kulturpunkt, Radio Student
supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb City Office for Education, Culture and Sport

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