Renato Leotta



ONDINA is an artist edition inclusive of vinyl record, containing an archive of sounds for interspecies communication. Part of the art project CONCERTINO per il mare, the work stems from Renato Leotta’s research on Posidonia Oceanica, an underwater plant endemic to the Mediterranean Sea. The artist had the intuition that the language of signs—spots and veins—on the surface of Posidonia leaves could be translated into music. Thus, transcribing these signs as notes arranged on a musical score, Leotta composed a story of the Mediterranean through sound, through the song of Posidonia Oceanica.
Together with the vinyl, the artist edition includes a 48 pages booklet with essays by curators Marcella Beccaria, Marianna Vecellio, and Sofia Gotti introducing and exploring Leotta’s art research.

This artist edition is co-published by NERO and Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, thanks to the support of Silvia Fiorucci and Società delle Api.

  • 31×31 cm, 12 inch LP
  • 48
  • EN / IT
  • 2024
  • 978-88-8056-235-1