Title

Three Person Vessel Xylophone

Format

Event

Abstract/Artist Statement

My Three Person Vessel Xylophone installation is intended to inspire the community to work together cooperatively to solve local problems. I approach this with in a playful manner to reduce the complexities of teamwork. I want people to experience cooperation on a very basic, pure, and equal level. The three pottery forms employed –– bowls, plates and cups –– were chosen for their connections to both dinnerware and the unifications around a meal. The installation requires three members of the audience to engage and coordinate kinetically with one another to perform a task at the same pace. The task is to activate a melody created by pottery forms, strung from the ceiling, by pulling on a device that will raise a ringer to strike each pot as it ascends. I think that the kinetic coordination towards the goal of creating a melody exemplifies a fundamental, child- like level of cooperation. The goal of this installation is to connect play and learning so as to tap into our essential and valuable capacity for mutual cooperation and consequently, unity.

Location

Studio Art Building

Start Date

27-4-2009 9:00 AM

End Date

16-5-2009 5:00 PM

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Apr 27th, 9:00 AM May 16th, 5:00 PM

Three Person Vessel Xylophone

Studio Art Building

My Three Person Vessel Xylophone installation is intended to inspire the community to work together cooperatively to solve local problems. I approach this with in a playful manner to reduce the complexities of teamwork. I want people to experience cooperation on a very basic, pure, and equal level. The three pottery forms employed –– bowls, plates and cups –– were chosen for their connections to both dinnerware and the unifications around a meal. The installation requires three members of the audience to engage and coordinate kinetically with one another to perform a task at the same pace. The task is to activate a melody created by pottery forms, strung from the ceiling, by pulling on a device that will raise a ringer to strike each pot as it ascends. I think that the kinetic coordination towards the goal of creating a melody exemplifies a fundamental, child- like level of cooperation. The goal of this installation is to connect play and learning so as to tap into our essential and valuable capacity for mutual cooperation and consequently, unity.