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Melatonin Carillon

Interactive Installation

LICHT

Kunst im öffentlichen raum Steiermark

Universalmuseum Joanneum , Graz, Austria 2017

curators Dirck Moellmann and Elisabeth Fiedler

thanks to:

Music Box Digital Composition Nick Mavris (Figment) + Alex Dermanis 

 

inaguration days'choreography: Meritxell Campos Olivè
inaguration days' Live music composition: Ilias Rachaniotis
inaguration days' Costumes: Marta Montevecchi
inaguration days' Live Dancers: Kyler Breed,  Franziska Pack,Franziska Pack,Christian Peter. 
inaguration days' Live Musicians: Mirko Jevtovic (accordion), Katarina Leskovar (cello)

 Natalia Agati, Guido Calanca, Matteo Locci, Tiziano Locci, Serena Olcuire, Maria Rocco, Panagiotis Samsarelos  

ENG

At night when all cats are astir, human beings produce melatonin while they sleep, a hormone created by the body as a result of serotonin breakdown. Light inhibits its production in the pineal gland, which only becomes active in the dark. Hence, melatonin also controls the 24-hour day-night cycle. The hormone can be administered as medication and is often used for shift work or to fight the symptoms of jet lag. The entrance area of Universalmuseum Joanneum is turned into a place of tiredness and sleep and activated into a sleepy music box.

A slowed-down escalator, a chiming lullaby, handing out melatonin to the visitors form a mutual action fabric for sleep.


 

ITA

L'area d'ingresso dell'Universalmuseum Joanneum è trasformata in un paesaggio di stanchezza e sonno. Una scala mobile rallentata accompagna i visitatori in un viaggio attraverso il la melatonina. Una ninnananna eterea avvolge l'ambiente, trasportando chi osserva in uno stato di calma e contemplazione.

Nel contesto di questa installazione artistica, la melatonina stessa diventa protagonista, distribuita ai visitatori come una poesia liquida, una fusione tra la scienza e l'estetica. una sinfonia silenziosa che invita gli spettatori a immergersi nell'arte del sonno.

 

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