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Andy Cavatorta Studio | About

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Andy Typing
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Andy with projector

Andy Cavatorta is a sculptor working with sound and robotics. His work integrates emerging technologies with traditional crafts to discover new ways to create meaning with sound.

As a culture, we are exploring questions about meaning and emotion mediated by technology. But many of the questions date back to the origins of the pipe organ and automaton. At what point does that numinous ghost of feeling, beneath the level of words, enter the machine?

Historically, we have often reacted to new technologies by inventing false oppositions between the old and new, imagining that one will win and one will lose. This can be seen clearly in music since 1900. Recording vs. performance. Electric instruments vs. acoustic. Digital recording vs. Analog. Virtual experience vs. physical. What we’ve seen is that, in art and music, we use all of our accumulated tools.

While Andy’s work is powered by software and robotic technologies, its focus is on experience and emotional narrative.

cad modeling
Nick testing
Star Harp Fabrication
Marina sanding
Maria cutting metals
Marina and Nicole painting
Marina with lens
Karl welding

The Studio is made of people and their skills, talents, ideas, and sensibilities. The Studio is a place where people can bring their whole selves, make use of every skill they've ever learned, learn more, and have the freedom, trust, and support to do their best work ever.

The course of every project is deeply influenced by what every member of the current cohort brings to the table and makes possible.