Adam Donovan. 2016. *Terra Aura*. (Image courtesy of the artist).
Australian media artist Adam Donovan presents his ongoing project ‘Terra Aura’ developed during his Q21, MQ – MuseumsQuartier Wien residency with the Research Institute for Arts & Technology. On display at Artisticbokeh is a prototype model of the large sound beacon Donovan is installing in the Australian desert. This speculative device uses the principle of atmospheric reflections to amplify the phenomena of the ’strange sounds in sky’. The device tunes into the atmospheric songs of the Earth’s aura to perform a machine-mediated duet between artist and sky, a sorrowful swan song as the ground beneath us begins to burn.
CODED CULTURES IN OPEN HARDWARE IS A PROJECT BY (RIAT), RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY