ART, ECOLOGY AND CREATIVITY
I SRAW (International Sonic Reuse ArtWorkShop) is an international collective of artists directed by Rocco Papia made up in 2020 to research and develop Sonic Reuse Artworks.
S.R.A. are works of sound art created through the creative reuse of urban and industrial waste that incorporate a vision of ecological and sustainable development.
The aim is to trigger innovative creative processes related to the recovery and transformation of industrial and urban waste through digital technologies, music and plastic arts.
The project arises as a natural evolution of this experience, with the aim of developing a research and creative pathway for the production of interactive works related with technology and science to raise awareness on environmental and sustainability issues through innovative and interdisciplinary languages.
The methodology of the collective is developed in artistic residencies in which artists, researchers and creative people can develop the design of works starting from the materials and the place/territory hosting them.
Sound Coral: Listening to the Sea
The ISRAW collective gathered for the first time at Boom Cantiere Creativo Festival in Calderara di Reno (Italy) for the realization of the interactive sound installation “Sound Coral”, an interactive and immersive sound sculpture dedicated to the marine pollution and the fragility of marine ecosystems topics, exhibited in Italy and Spain.
Some Sound Coral Exhibits:
2021 – Casa della Cultura ‘Italo Calvino’, Calderara di Reno (Italy).
5 months. more than 12000 people interacted with the work.
2021 – Posidonia Green Festival, Barcelona (Spain)
The Coral was installed in the courtyard of the Certo Culturale La Sedeta in Barcelona for the duration of the festival dedicated to art and sustainability.
2022 – Risvegli Festival, Botanical Garden 1545 in Padua (Italy)
The Coral was installed inside one of the greenhouses of the Botanical Garden of Padua,
the oldest university botanical garden in the world as part of the Risvegli Festival.
2022 – Cá Shin Cultural Centre, Bologna (Italy)
Throughout July and August, the coral was installed at the edge of the didactic forest of the Cá Shin,
park in the hills of Bologna. More than 2000 interactions.
2022 – “Casa delle Abilità” Cultural Centre in Calderara di Reno.
Currently visitable. Info and bookings here.
ISRAW art residency – 2021 – Casa della Cultura ‘Italo Calvino’, Calderara di Reno (Italy).
Dossier Sound Coral
New sounds for a New World