How does a fresh soundtrack change the way you view a classic film?
Robotics can be lyrical, and music can be functional. Past and present weave together in this musical experience from the internationally renowned Dylan Martorell, whose custom-built robotics will perform an original score to Ron Fricke’s visual masterpiece Baraka alongside Martorell and his band. Martorell’s projects use upcycling, DIY culture, robotics and alternative power sources to bring up ideas about transience, sustainability and community. Here, these ideas will play out against the chaotic cities and barren wilderness of Baraka, bringing the classic 1992 film into the 21st century.
Dylan Martorell's work is drawn to ways in which music travels through space and is affected by changes in geography, climate, culture and materials to become an agent for cross-cultural reciprocation. Focusing on the use of site-specific gleaned materials and incorporating elements of upcycling, DIY culture, robotics, and alternative power sources, Martorells projects focus on concepts of transience, sustainability and community based group dynamics. Martorell has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally including major projects, biennales and residencies in Thailand, India, Indonesia, UAE, Taiwan and Singapore.