Interlocutors

More prototypes for sound sculpture enclosures. More about this project here.

The sound playground is a group of kinetic sculptures whose sonic behavior changes over time and whose interactions cannot be predicted with certainty. It encourages play, exploration, calm, and the relinquishing of complete control in the creative process. Fascinated with human ability to remain playful throughout the life cycle, I aim to build a sonic playground that allows people of all ages to create subtle, ever-changing, and sometimes surprising, sonic compositions by setting kinetic sculptures into motion.
In addition to play, I am examining the human interactions with things that they cannot control or learn as well as change over time. The objects absorb bits of the surrounding noise and insert these bits into the existing algorithmic composition, somewhat like new snippets of DNA.  An object's program also changes in response to how it was moved. The experiences of an object is incorporated into it's future behavior, but it changes alongside us using it's own logic. The interactions invite users to examine what it means to them to be in control, especially in control of the creative process.