Macro Future is the second part of the Romes Museum of Contemporary Art, located in Testaccio which can be found in the southern part of the city centre close to the Eastern bank of the Tiber. The building it self is located in a former slaughter house designed in the 19th century and is one of Romes most important industrial era buildings.
The current exhibition at macro future is Digital Life; Enpower your Senses, the overall aim of which is to use a combination of digital arts in a search for new expressions and possibilities. Digital life has a diverse international body of artist involved and several of the works are world or european premieres with the others all being displayed in italy for the first time.

Of the 12 installations on display 3 of the most impressive are;

LIFE-fluid, invisible, inaudible (2008 re worked for this exhibition) by Japanese artists Ryuichi Sakamoto and Shiro Takatani. This has a very celestial other worldly feel.

The second is Ondulation (2002) by Emmanuel Madan and Thomas McIntosh with Mikko Hynninen. In this instalation riples in a thin layer of water are created by sound vibrations and also inlfunce projected images making it a turley multi-sensory experience.

The final one is Matrix II (2000) by Erwin Redl where a series of LED’s are used to create a grid of green lights within the space that receed in all directions as though all the surfaces where mirrored.

The exhibition costs €6 and is open from 4pm till midnight and can be reached from Termi by taking line B(LAURENTINA) for 4 stops and getting off at stop Piramide. Then walking 50 metres to CAVE ARDEATINE (MB) and taking Line No 719 (CANDONI/RIMESSA ATAC) for 3 stops and getting off at stop GALVANI/ZABAGLIA then walking 200 metres to piazza Orazio Giustiniani, 4 .

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