Mars Absorption

Matteo Martignoni

Media type
Data-driven AV work
Aspect ratio

Mars Absorption is a data-driven sculpture that connects scientific data and symbolic values, connecting the red planet, man and the basic concepts of visual language. The purpose of the work is to show planet unknown places by the reproduction of its three-dimensional landscapes verticalized and modified by the data collected by NASA. We can recognize two mirrored proto-landscapes, melting towards each other favoring the climatic trend observed by the scientists.


Matteo Martignoni works and produces in the field of public art by creating visual and immersive sculptures through the parameterization of data, in particular his works explore the space between digital and physical entities creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and multimedia arts with artificial intelligence.

Giving the difference rather than the singularity and the movement rather than the stasis, translating the logic of a new multimedia technology into a spatial design, invites the spectators to envision the uncanny, offering them the possibility to face all the new challenges that the gradual development of the human race is bringing.

In recent years his research has in fact mainly focused on the relations between man and planet, society and the future. His artistic path develops starting from problematic thematic areas, which have stimulated the media interest globally, or even partially.

The intent is to carry out works of a procedural nature that inform a public that is often unaware of the consequences of the actions expressed in numerical data, so as to bring out and at the same time share survival strategies and abilities giving the spectator a different the most dynamic and engaging reading key.

His work is focusing on a multidisciplinary approach in immersive and museum design. Design, 3D, videomapping, sound engineering, followed by interactive performances of new platforms on the other, innovative solutions redefining the perception of reality.

Over the years the techniques are refined and the search for new languages leads the collective to a radical change: no longer an artistic project, but a true creative study of audio-visual design through the new technologies.