Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Paola Pivi, IT

Paola Pivi, Grrr Jamming Squeak, 2014

Recording studio manned by a host and a sound engineer, 100 one-hour-long, royalty-free recordings of 100 different animals, c.20 musical instruments, listening lounge

This installation serves as a fully functional professional recording studio, open and free to everyone. The work is governed by only one rule: people who use the studio must use at least one animal sound withintheir recording. The studio, manned by a host and sound engineer, offers 100 one-hour-long royalty-free recordings of 100 different animals, provided by the Macaulay Library at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, as well as over 20 musical instruments to create, compose, play, jam, record or make music incorporating at least one animal sound. The space also has a lounge area to listen to the newly produced recordings and animal sound library, kindly furnished by Moroso and Flos, for the seatings and lamps respectively. The portraits of animals displayed were kindly offered by photographer Vincent J. Musi, they belonged to his series 'Animal Minds', published by National Geographic Magazine in 2008.