Bipolar Bird Cage
|Cornish College of the Arts
+Hear installation (2:40) See video (5:40)|
A simple interactive piece.|
Two threaded rods with found
resonators attached above and below are
separated by a thin sound absorbant wire
to create a natural stereo field. As patrons lift
washers weighted with paper wings up the steel
rods (Frances Senn, patron) and release them,
the "moths flutter" downward creating rhythms
that are amplified by the scrap resonators.
Clicking rhythms are controlled by the
turning of the rods and the
off-balancing of the
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