marcelo ertorteguy + sara valente: stereotank
marcelo ertorteguy + sara valente: stereotank marcelo ertorteguy + sara valente: stereotank
jul 24, 2011

marcelo ertorteguy + sara valente: stereotank

‘stereotank’ by marcelo ertorteguy and sara valente

architect marcelo ertorteguy and sara valente have created ‘stereotank’ for the zooart festival in cuneo, italy. made out of extra large water tanks, plastic buckets and nylon cords, this interactive installation invites viewers to generate sound with its taut, horizontal strings: with a total of eight, they cover an octave of the musical scale and enable the work to function as an instrument. 

acting as resonators to amplify the sound, the plastic tanks and five-gallon buckets are scaled to be inhabitable, defining an immersive area for play. vibrations of the strings also trigger LED lights, adding a visual component to the sonic experience. upon the dismantling of ‘stereotank’, the elements used to construct it can be converted back to their original forms, used again for their predesignated functions.

daytime installation view

children playing

illuminated buckets

a visitor plays at night

nighttime installation view

interior details, night (left) and day (right)

construction process

concept render

concept diagram

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