Felipe Macia

Artist and filmaker exploring questions on landscape, atmosphere and planetary systems

Statemnt + CV

PUBLIC SPACE INSTALLATIONS
Architectural Kinetics Public Space

VIDEO/LIGHT INSTALLATIONS
Archeology of Sky # 4
Atmosphere of Rivers
Boundaries
Niebla
No Cumbia Without Forest
Monoculture 3D Portraits
La Danza del Agricultor
La Voz de la Tierra

SOUND INSTALLATIONS
Arhceology of Sky # 3
Archeology of Sky #2
Archeology of Sky #1

EXPERIMENTAL 3D
Monoculture 3D

FILM
Greener Than Gold
The Last Miller

CURATORIAL WORK
Forest in the Caribean 
Dulce Tumaco

PUBLICATIONS
Forecast Journal Issue 11






f.macia23@gmail.com

Archeology of Sky #2


2023
Archeology of the Sky #2 series focuses on creating sound installations from an exploration of climate records embeded in wood present in found objects and architecture around us. It is an invitation to embody atmosphere as a sculpting force of our materiality. 
















Archeology of the Sky is an ongoing sound art series exploring wood as a memory device that allows the listener to hear past climatic conditions as documented in tree rings. By circulating water from the soil to the sky, trees become both a conduit and a record of climate information, and thus we are constantly surrounded by climate records in the places we live, work and play. This piece uses principles of dendroclimatology, or the study of tree rings, to represent variations in color and width of the rings as sound waves using a color sensor coded by Macia. It utilizes a V-Slot Mini V Linear Actuator, a type of linear motion tracker, programmed with an Arduino stepper motor. The sound art allows the listener to hear the climate in the materials around them, rendering a celebration of sound and atmosphere.

  








Archeology of Sky #2: Archiver


Found Object. Wooden archiver collected at second hand store in Chicago.







Archeology of Sky #2: Climate Record Player


White Oak wood record collected in the sorrounding areas of Chicago.





Archeology of Sky #2: Baseball Bat


Wooden baseball bat collected at second hand store in North West Chicago.