As part of his project Lucioles, Anton Roca is developing a sound work that pays tribute to the regeneration of the Earth.
As part of his project Lucioles, Anton Roca is developing a sound work that pays tribute to the regeneration of the Earth. Fireflies, his subject, suffered a near extinction phenomenon due to farming in the 1970s. Through the relation of the disklavier piano with software developed specifically for this work by Patrice Coulombe, luminous impulses of the being are transformed into sound data. Visual markers created by the insects were filmed in the Italian landscape, where the artist lives. Still in its production phase, the ambitious project will possibly be presented in Québec and in Europe in the future. To be continued…
About Anton Roca
An autodidact artist, Anton Roca develops an interdisciplinary approach that mixes photography, sculpture, audio art and actions. “Roca mostly questions the period we are going through, which presents itself more and more as an era of migration. (...) as an agent of the outside world, the artist stays in constant relation with limits, enriches the content and methodology, feeds the desire, the will, the necessity to cross and force the ideological and cultural barrier.” Since 1977, Anton Roca has developed a nomadic approach to art, a true geographical and existential journey. In 1986, he founded Mental Permanent Factory in Italy, where he currently lives. This imaginary mental space sets forth a predisposition to dialogue and exchange with artists who develop other research territories such as music and poetry. He currently is the artistic director of Rad'Art, a research centre dedicated to contemporary art inaugurated in 2010 at the heart of the Mercato Saraceno town in Italy.
Quote: free translation of Giancarlo Papi. Catalogue Vers Orient. Éditions d’Art MPF, Cesena 2001