Hidden Noises is a site-specific installation located within Bosco Nordio, a natural reserve situated on the most ancient dune system of the coastal area of Venetia between Chioggia and the river Po which dates back to at least 2 million years ago (Pignatti, 1959). 
Designed and completed in May 2019, it's the second prize winner for  'Open Call: Bosco Nordio - Arte Natura'. 
The work seeks to explore the relationship between man and nature by offering the visitor the opportunity to engage with the hidden side of the reserve through an interactive blend of sound and land art.
The installation acts as a cognitive instrument that, inspired by the different forms of the forest, attracts and leads the visitors to an unusual point of listening. By following the ramified structure consisting of intertwined organic material collected within the reserve, adult and young visitors can find themselves immersed in the most hidden soundscape of the pond, surrounded by a universe of underwater micro-sounds produced by a wide diversity of animals ordinarily invisible to human perception.     
Through a system composed of hydrophones and headphones the work aims to raise awareness, both individually and collectively, of the existence of this environment as well as of the tangible effects caused by excessive human activity over nature. 
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