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Spaces of Sound (Thank You Mr. Cage)
Handmade abaca paper, Slinkies, sound-responsive LED’s, motor
Dimensions variable upon installation
2013

Installed at Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids, MI)

Spaces of Sound is a kinetic work inspired by John Cage and the physicality of stairs. It is made up of various lengths (up to 50’) of tubes using Slinkies linked together and enveloped in translucent abaca paper skins, and colored LED's, threaded within. It responds to the cadence and volume of people traveling on the stairs. The tubes move up and down subtly, creating a rhythmic and calming motion.