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Cédric Carles / Rubens Ben
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[SolarSoundSystem at Albedo during Miami art Basel 2018]
[An environmentally friendly and sustainable sound-system for the art installation of the Aerocene foundation / studio Tomás Saraceno ]
PARIS, JANUARY 15, 2019 – The solar and bicycle powered sound systems collective has been invited during the whole week of Art Basel Miami 2018 to create the soundscape of the free exhibition “Albedo” by the Aerocene foundation / studio Tomás Saraceno, supported by Audemars Piguet.
For it’s premiere in the USA, the French based NGO, with branches in Switzerland, Hong-Kong, Berlin, Tel-Aviv, Biarritz and Marseille, have shown that ecology have finally it’s place in the contemporary art world by bringing it’s machine from Paris.
Cedric Carles, founder of the project, said that “The Paris Agreement was a giant step for the history of foreign policies, but just one small step regarding the issue of climate change. Let us be the change and become more environmentally responsible in our everyday lives.”
Solar Sound System offers sound systems powered by the sun and bicycles for events, as well as an educative tool to introduce sustainability to the public. Thanks to its design, participants can enjoy music with 100% renewable energy generated speakers, turntables, and sound mixers. The community gets the opportunity to see solar panels working first hand and to participate in the production of electricity through bicycle power.
Solar Sound System helps the community to open the discussion about energy efficiency and climate change. It’s actions target all communities regardless of origin, age or social etiquette.
With 7 active branches in Lausanne, Paris, Marseille, Berlin, Biarritz, Hong-Kong and Tel-Aviv, and more than 600 events, the organisation aims to teach the public about the ease of renewable energy use, and to inspire them to take steps to lower their reliance on fossil fuels.
Since 2016, Solar Sound System also has their own solar powered radio station, Radio3S.org. Online 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, the station broadcasts events, shows and documentaries, running solely on solar energy.
For their presence at Art Basel Miami 2018, the collective has recorded a series of ambient sound-designs that can be listened to online : https://www.mixcloud.com/solarsoundsystem/.