Shifting: Outer Earth, Inner Air, and Radiocello
Size: installation dimensions variable
Materials: Electronics, Scrap Metal, Sound, Light, Acrylic
Outer Earth, Inner Air is a sound-sculpture installation shown in the exhibit Shifting, a three person show in Sovizzo, Italy. This piece has two hand-made sound-producing oscillator circuits that are each wired to a pair of found, rusted scrap metal objects that act as antennae. The circuits and the metal forms rest on light-box pedestals. Inside the two pedestals that hold the metal forms are speakers that correspond to their circuit. When viewers touch a pair of metal objects, they effect the sounds. The interference and capacitance of the human body is interjected into the noise of the circuit. While untouched, the circuits emit pitched drones of static. When touched, they fluctuate and shift in pitch and timbre. Currently the sound is unavailable for documentation playback.
Radiocello is a Theremin-like sound-sculpture made from a thrift store transistor radio. Wire cables are soldered to sensitive points in the circuit, functioning as sensitive antennae. Human proximity and touching of the wires effects the pitch and texture of tones. Currently the sound is unavailable for documentation playback.