The Cicadas are tiny robotic insects, each one capable of a unique "call" tone, that can take part in different types of sound installations.

"Building an artificial soundscape" is a video documentation about the first breed of Cicadas, caught while busily creating a new, mediterranean soundscape for the Hasenheide Park in Berlin.

The Cicadas are built and programmed by Bob Meanza.
bobmeanza.net

For more details on the artwork's philosphy and technical background:
rhizome.org/portfolios/artwork/57286/

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