Pin-Pong / Jan Cardell
Pin-Pong (2008) is a sculpture made by steel, wood, paper and electronics.
The sculptures' control panel is made for the spectator to operate, by switching it on and moving the steel plugs you can create and control sound – thus producing music. Movements made by the sculpture create 5 different acoustic sounds, rhythms, which can be affected in numerous ways. A wheel on the panel controls the tempo.
The experience and soundscape of the installation differ from spectator to spectator as well as from space to space. Cardell has been working with musical sculptures for the past ten years. For the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Arts Center in Egypt Cardell made a grass orchestra in 2006 with the title Papyra. A similar grass orchestra was exhibited at Candyland in Stockholm 2008. In October 2008 Cardell exhibited insect music sculptures at Abandoned Gallery and his movie Papyra about the making of the sculpture in Alexandrina. And now we are glad to present Cardell at Supermarket 2009.
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