[ISEA2012] Artist Talk: Bruno Vianna – IONIC SATELLITE FOUNTAIN

Artist Statement

Ionic Satellite Fountain is an artwork that establishes a sensorial and spectral connection to the satellites passing over the installation site. The liquid jets created by nozzles are made of salt water, a very conductive medium. The flow of these jets is controlled by a computer that predicts the passes of satellites, positioning them with the best direction and angle for reception. The jets are connected to a radio so visitors can hear signals emitted from the satellites, with the streams serving as antennas.

  • Bruno Vianna was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1971. He graduated in film in Rio in 1996. He has a master’s degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, obtained in 1999.  brunovianna.net